Posted on May 28th, 2010 in Cotton Industry
Cotton seed is generally is a byproduct of the main crop. Since it is not a food crop it is cultivated with chemicals, hence not really edible. But the cotton seed oil is acidic and off sets the alkaline nature of soil. Cotton seeds are used for processing oil. It has a mild taste, is generally clear and is light yellowish golden. The color also depends on the refining method. The smoking point of cottonseed oil is approximately 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to its stability, the products made from this oil have longer self life. Cotton seed has structure similar to other oilseeds such as sunflower seed which has an oil bearing kernel surrounded by hard outer hull, while processing the oil is extracted from this kernel.
Cottonseed oil naturally hydrogenated oil because the saturated fatty acids it contains are the natural oleic, palmitic and stearic acids. The fatty acids make it stable frying oil without the need for additional processing or the formation of trans fatty acids. It is used for frying and commercial cooking. It is found in margarine and shortening. Most commercially fried corn and potato chips are fried in cottonseed oil. As a hydrogenated product, it is found in cocoa butter and frozen deserts. Its flavor brings stability to the foods. There is much scrutiny by nutritionists with regards to use of cotton seed oil in food. They consider it to be high in saturated fat and too low in monounsaturated fat-hence it is quite avoidable.
Cotton fabrics is comfortable, soft, durable and can be thick or sheer rough or silky, smooth or textured; which is mostly used in making products or apparels for home furnishings and clothing etc. It has many qualities as it is soft, versatile, absorbs moisture, comfortable, breathes better, durable and so on. There are many types […]
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As compared to any other fabric, knit cotton fabrics have more elasticity, flexibility, more stretchable and warm. This fabric can be stretched easily to approximately 500 percent from their original size, depends on the material and the flexibility of fabric. The elasticity of knitted fabric gives an excellent drape to the outfit; this fabric is […]
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Selecting a good fabric is very difficult job for anyone and when it compared with any other fabric, cotton is the most suitable and natural fabric. As cotton fabric is so soft and comfortable one can use and utilize in many ways such as, home decor, clothing, hospitals etc. Cotton fabric is most widely used […]
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Making a cotton quilt is very easy. Buy a quilting magazine and find a pattern that’s marked ‘Easy’ or ‘Beginner’. The tools required are fabric, thread, scissors, a cutting mat and a rotary cutter and quilting ruler. Also you need to purchase batting, which is the middle layer of the quilt, and enough additional fabric […]
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Cotton is soft, durable and natural fabric which is admired by most of the Indian people these days. They prefer to wear something cool and comfortable clothes. Cotton fabric is very much suitable outfit in summer and humid weather, it absorbs moisture, keeps body cool, allows better air circulation, breathes better etc. Cotton fabric can […]
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