Today is the first Wednesday of the month and, as promised, I’m going to discuss fats and oils.
Cottonseed oil is the oil extracted from cotton seeds. It has been part of the American diet for over 100 years. The problem today is that cotton is not considered a food crop and therefore has no restrictions on it for pesticide use. The suffix “cide” means “to kill” and although pesticides are meant to kill insects and other pests, human consumption of pesticides will damage human organs and tissues just the same.
Although cottonseed oil is not something you would typically purchase for home use, it is hidden in and can be found on the labels of salad dressings, mayonnaise, margarine, cooking oils, sauces and marinades. It’s commonly used as an oil of choice for frying foods and also in baked goods. Cottonseed oil is one of the “big 4” products that Monsanto has genetically modified, which is not mentioned on the label.
Please read all labels and consider avoiding the consumption of any and all cottonseed oil. Cottonseed oil will only help destroy (or kill) your health.