7. Cottonseed Oil

  1. Frank D. Gunstone
  1. Michael K. Dowd

Published Online: 17 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444339925.ch7

Vegetable Oils in Food Technology: Composition, Properties and Uses, Second Edition

Vegetable Oils in Food Technology: Composition, Properties and Uses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Dowd, M. K. (2011) Cottonseed Oil, in Vegetable Oils in Food Technology: Composition, Properties and Uses, Second Edition (ed F. D. Gunstone), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444339925.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3 Dempster Court, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9EU, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. USDA ARS SRRC, 1100 Robert E Lee Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124-4305, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332681

Online ISBN: 9781444339925

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Keywords:

  • cottonseed oil - cottonseed oil, derived from seeds of cotton plant (Gossypium sp);
  • cottonseed oil, a special place - in history of oilseed extraction and processing;
  • vegetable oils, and cottonseed oil - composed of triacylglycerols, esters of glycerol containing three fatty acids;
  • reported distribution of fatty acids - in cottonseed oil;
  • triacylglycerol fatty acids - cottonseed oil, classified as ‘oleic-linoleic’-type vegetable oil, acids making up most of fatty acid components of oil;
  • identification of cottonseed oil triacylglycerols - by gas and liquid chromatography;
  • genetic modification of cotton - improved insect control and herbicide tolerance, minimal to no effect on cottonseed fatty acid profiles;
  • modifying fatty acid composition of cottonseed oil - current topics of interest within the cotton research community;
  • melting behavior, important property for vegetable oils - in food applications;
  • bleaching and deodorization - producing commercial RBD oil

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Seed composition

  • Oil composition

  • Chemical and physical properties of cottonseed oil

  • Processing

  • Cottonseed oil uses

  • Co-product uses

  • References