Why Cottonseed Oil?
In a few words, Acala Farms cottonseed oils represent a new, generation of cottonseed oils that are heart-healthy (zero cholesterol), have a high smoke point (425+), exhibit intense flavor profiles and, they’re simply fun to use. They are also Gluten-free, Kosher, Vegan and Certified Pesticide-free. If you're looking for a more in-depth explanation about why Acala Farms cottonseed oils are emerging as a favorite in American kitchens, please read on.
Old standby ingredient is new culinary must-have ingredient.
Cottonseed oil was first bottled in the United States in 1882, shortly after Eli Whitney brought us the miraculous cotton gin. By 1899 Wesson Oil, developed by Chemist David Wesson of the Southern Oil Company, had found its way to general store shelves as the first commercially available all-vegetable shortening. In 1911 Crisco®, an acronym for Crystallized Cottonseed Oil, was released, solidifying cottonseed oil’s place in American kitchens.
Cotton has always been grown and regulated as a food crop in the United States. And cottonseed oil has long been a staple ingredient in common food products — from mayonnaise and salad dressings to ice cream, hot dogs and potato chips. Our oils retain all of the wonderful culinary features of cottonseed oil, but bring the added benefits of heart-healthy, gluten-free and pesticide-free cooking oils.
Acala Farms is the first to introduce both plain and flavor-infused cottonseed oils, bringing this old standby to new prominence in kitchens across America.
Favored for high smoke point, light, clean body and heart-healthy characteristics.
A high smoke point means that Acala Farms oils won’t burn, scorch or disappear in the pan, so they’re great for frying, searing, sauteing and stir-frying. The clear, clean, light body of these oils leaves no oil-taste halo, so the flavor you want is the flavor you get. Rich in antioxidants, the oils contain zero trans fat and zero cholesterol.