My good friend Laura from Heavenly Homemakers (http://heavenlyhomemakers.com) gets the credit for turning our family onto coconut oil. Before this I had never heard of the health benefits of using coconut oil, and how wonderful it made food taste. And the uses seemed endless (and I’m not just talking for foods either). So, I was extremely excited when I received Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review.
Let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! My husband first tried it to cook his famous pancakes, and WOW! They tasted so very wonderful that I didn’t even add syrup. For those of you worried about the taste of coconut, it didn’t taste like coconut — it just tasted different, but GREAT. The taste is more of a subtle hint of something tropical. Oh, I just can’t describe it, but I know that it’s heavenly. And in most other recipes we tried I didn’t notice any flavor change, just an enhancement.
What’s the big deal? Why use coconut oil?
Virgin Coconut Oil is a food, and is one of the best cooking oils you can use. It has been a staple cooking oil for thousands of years in tropical climates. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss. There are hundreds of free recipes you can try here.
Virgin Coconut oil is also high in antioxidants, and rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system (lauric acid is also found in human mother’s milk). Read more details in the FAQ.
But why choose Tropical Traditions (organic) Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil?
This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Our coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.
Click here for a short video on how the CEO of Tropical Traditions discovered virgin coconut oil.
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Tropical Traditions sells more than just coconut oil, so make sure you go to their website and check out all of their great products. A quart size of Tropical Traditions Certified Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil sells for $27.50.
But wait, there’s more! (I couldn’t help myself… I just had to sound like an infomercial.) If you are a first-time customer and decide to place an order with Tropical Traditions, you can receive a complimentary copy of the book entitled Virgin Coconut Oil (valued at $14.99). How? In order to receive your free book, please select “Referred by a friend” at the check-out process when it asks “How did you hear of us?” Then enter my Referral ID number 6132915.
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