Cotton Information System

INTRODUCTION
PLANTS
CULTIVATION
VARIETIES
INSECTS AND DISEASES
PROCESSING
MARKETING
SEEDS
PRODUCTION
PHOTO GALLERY
REFERENCES
FAQ'S
SITE DEVELOPERS
ADVISORY SYSTEM

Once a waste-disposal problem for gins, cottonseed is now a valuable by-product. The seed goes to oil mills, where it is delinted of its linters in an operation similar to ginning. The bare seed is then cracked and the kernel removed. The meal that remains after the oil has been extracted is high in protein. Linters are used for padding in furniture and automobiles, for absorbent cotton swabs, and for manufacture of many cellulose products such as rayon, plastics, lacquers, and smokeless powder for munitions. The hulls, or husks, are used as feed for cattle. Kernels, or meats, provide cottonseed oil. The cake and meal are used for feed and flour. Foots, the sediment left by cottonseed oil refining, provides fatty acids for industrial products. Also in india cotton seed is directly expelled and cotton seed cake containing oil upto 6% is directly used as a cattle feed.  The oil is refind to make it edible.