Kapok seed oil
is a pressed seed oil
, from the seeds of the kapok
). It has a yellow color and a pleasant, mild odor and taste.. It has similar characteristics to cottonseed oil
. It becomes rancid quickly when exposed to air. Kapok oil is produced in India, Indonesia and Malaysia. It has an iodine value
of 85-100, which makes it a nondrying oil. This means that it does not dry out significantly when exposed to the air.. Kapok oil has some potential as a biofuel
and in paint preparation.