Location: Commodity Utilization ResearchTitle: Potential of increasing cottonseed value through cottonseed bioactive materials for nutrition and health
Submitted to: Acarology International Congress Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/6/2023
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Technical Abstract: Cottonseed is classified as either glanded or glandless according to the presence or absence of pigmented gossypol glands in the seed. Cotton industry produces approximately 42 million metric tons world-wide annually. Cottonseed is a sustainable resource but sells as a low-value industrial product at approximately $250/ton. However, cottonseed contains many bioactive compounds including gossypol, gallic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, bioactive peptides, flavonol glycosides, and quercetin. For example, highly-purified gossypol is selling at $26/mg, similar to the widely-used anti-cancer com-pound Taxol at $28.6/mg. Therefore, cottonseed value may be increased by serving as a source of bioactive compounds with health promotion and disease prevention potentials. This presentation will review the potential of increasing cottonseed value through cottonseed bioactive materials for nutrition and health.