The seed of the cotton plant, yielding cottonseed oil.
- When cottonseed is processed and the seed coat is disrupted, the oil in the seed might be more rapidly released in the rumen, and presence of free oil might increase the synthesis of trans fatty acids and impact milk fat synthesis.
- Also, unlike hybrid seeds like paddy and millet, in cottonseed, cross-pollination (which lasts for four months) has to be done manually.
- Once the rotenone is extracted from the mature seeds, the remaining oil is a fine alternative to cottonseed, peanut, or soybean oil.
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