Interesting Facts About Cotton

September 18, 2009 | In: Random interesting fact

Cotton accounts for about 40 percent of total world fiber production.

There are 35,000 cotton farms in the U.S.

There is more cotton grown globally than any other non-edible crop.

Cottonseed oil is cholesterol-free, high in poly-unsaturated fats and contains high levels of antioxidants (Vitamin E) that contribute to its long shelf life.

In ancient Egypt, only the High Priest was allowed to wear a cotton garment.

Cotton has been cultivated in many different parts of the world for more than 5,000 years and is used as a food as well as a fiber source.

Fiber for one cotton T-shirt requires no less than 256.6 gallons of water.

The cotton plant requires about 180 – 200 days from planting to full maturity and ready for harvest

Cotton is the most widely used fiber for clothing in the world.

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