5 Facts You Might Not Know About Cotton

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Cotton is used to make many textile products. Here are some facts you may not know about cotton.


1
Back in the day, a popular name for cotton was "vegetable wool."

2
Cotton seeds are tough enough to survive travel across oceans on the wind.

3
Cotton has been cultivated around the world for more than 5,000 years.

4
Cotton is also a food crop. Cottonseed oil is used in margarine, salad dressing, as well as feed for livestock and poultry.

5
U.S. paper currency is made up of 75% cotton and 25% linen.