Cotton plants are an annually growing herb belonging to the genus Gossypium of the Malvaceae family (mallow family). Cotton is an essential fiber plant native to tropical and subtropical Americas, the Caribbean, and questionably some Pacific islands. It is cultivated for its fiber used by the textile industry to produce a great variety of apparel and fabrics. Cotton seeds containing 20 to 28 % oil are used to produce oil and are a valuable source of protein. It is quite unusual in that it is concurrently both a food and fiber crop. Apart from cotton it is also known as upland Cotton, Mexican Cotton, American cotton, American upland cotton and Bourbon cotton.
Apart from their wonderful uses, cottonseed is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. 218 gram of cottonseed offers 218 g of Total Fat, 76.95 mg of Vitamin E, 53.8 µg of Vitamin K and 0.4 mg of Choline.
It contains a high amount of antioxidants which are essential for good health. It is also rich in Vitamin E, which like antioxidants, is important in fighting free-radicals. Cottonseed is low in cholesterol which makes it a great choice for those who want to lower their cholesterol levels
Some health benefits of cottonseed are:
Promotes Neurological Health & Memory
Healps regulate weight
Maintian Blood Pressure
Helps Prevent Cancers
Fights Cell Damage
Helps in healing
Benefits in Oil and Dust Control Production