Cottonseed oil doesn’t require hydrogenation.
Cottonseed oil has a 2:1 ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acids.
Its fatty acid profile generally consists of:
- 52% polyunsaturated fat (linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid).
- 17% monounsaturated fat (oleic acid).
- 26% saturated fatty acids 1.
Cottonseed oil boasts relatively high levels of tocopherols, natural antioxidants that contribute to its stability 2.