Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

Heather —  October 20, 2011

I keep hearing coconut oil being touted as beneficial for cooking and health.

Honestly, I was not sure about it. I googled a bit and found this article in the NY Times. My curiosity was piqued when I heard it produces yummy, flaky baked goods.

I had to check it out.

I read about Tropical Traditions and requested a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I felt daring, only a bit behind all the foodies!

32-oz. – Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 quart

I am glad I was curious. This stuff smells fantastic and is certified organic and produced by hand in the Philippines, using a wet-milling process of extracting the oil from fresh coconuts.

So how do they do it? Well, wet-milling is way of shredding coconuts. In the Tropical Traditions (TT) process, organic coconuts are shredded and cold-pressed in their own milk. After a little bit, the oil separates out naturally and can then be filtered from the coconut solids. This natural way of processing leaves an oil with no trans fatty acids. While so natural this oil has a long shelf life because of the inherent high level of antioxidants.

Here is what TT says: “As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept intact 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. Also, Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system.”

Well, when I first got this coconut oil, I still wasn’t positive what to do with it. So I played with it. I switched it out for my regular cooking oil when sauteing, made some chocolate/pistachio candy and pumpkin muffins. The candy and pumpkins muffins were delicious. I am sensitive to smells and I found the coconut scent very pleasant.

I really enjoy the versatility of using the coconut oil. It lends a sweetness to my gluten free cooking and now I have several choices I feel are good for my family in the kitchen.

In my quest to use all organics in the kitchen, I am becoming a much better cook!

For recipes and ideas for ways you can cook with coconut oil, visit the Tropical traditions Coconut Recipe blog found here: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm.

You can purchase TT Coconut Oil here (and they are having some sales, too!):

32-oz. – Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 quart

And, I get to giveaway one 32oz. Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, with a retail value of $40!

You really have to try this!

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You can see information on the coconut oil and tons of other products that look fantastic on the Tropical Traditions Website and on the Tropical Traditions Facebook Page.

“ Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Heather

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29 responses to Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

  1. I’ve never tried it, but I’ve seen a lot of blog posts about it.

  2. I’d love to win! I use coconut oil a LOT!!!

  3. girl, my family uses this daily to scramble eggs… saute meat, etc, etc. love it! 🙂

  4. I’ve never used coconut oil before, but I’d like to try it.

  5. I love TT coconut oil–It makes wonderful baked goods! Yum!

  6. I keep seeing this and I’m starting to think I should try it.

  7. I have not tried it yet but have been wanting too. I would love, love to win it!

  8. I have never tried coconut oil from Tropical Traditions but we use coconut oil regularly here.

  9. i love cocunt oil

  10. I’ve tried Coconut Oil- but not this brand and I hear good things about it!

  11. I’ve never tried this before.

  12. I’ve had a similar experience as you, I’d love to see what all the fuss is about.

  13. I never tried it but would love to.

  14. Yes! I love coconut oil

  15. I have not tried this brand but love coconut oil especially for stir fry

  16. i would love to try some coconut oil!

  17. no, but I gave some to my mom and she loves it

  18. I haven’t tried it. We use a cheaper brand of coconut oil.

  19. I have never tried it, but would love to and share with the family.

  20. I have not tried this brand of coconut oil but I do have a jar o NOW foods coconut oil I use in baby’s food.

  21. Okay….now I found the RSS button 🙂 so I am officially subscribed as the entry states.

  22. I love using coconut oil. I haven’t tried this one though.

  23. I hve never tried this before

  24. I’ve never tried it but I really want to!!

  25. Yes, I have tried this. And it is very good. Much better than another brand I had tried. 🙂

  26. No, I have not ever tried Tropical Traditions.

  27. I have tried this, and it is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!

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