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Cottonseed oil

Cottonseed oil, edible oil extracted from cottonseeds. Used chiefly as a salad and cooking oil, cottonseed oil can also be hydrogenated to make shortening and margarine. The hull (outer seed covering), is removed and the seeds are soaked in a solution to extract the oil. Further refining, purifying, and bleaching is necessary to make the oil palatable.

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