Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions…Posted: October 4, 2009
Close friends of mine began nagging me a few years ago to check out the company that they were getting coconut oil from, Tropical Traditions. They said the thier coconut oil was the best they’d ever had; unprocessed, made by hand, organic… I had only a few years before began researching saturated fats and the role they play in the body, and eating coconut oil…and was pleased with the organic coconut oil I was already eating. Plus, money was tight and I saw no reason to change to a more expensive product…until I went on the site and read about this wonderful product, and began looking into the differences in virgin oils compared to processed oils.
About 3 weeks ago my friends told me they were having an awesome sale, half off on coconut cream, so I ordered some of thier virgin oil. They sent me a book on the company, how the coconut oil was handmade and the health benefits of unprocessed virgin oil.
First of all, the service was wonderful, customer service was excellent, I got my order quickly…the coconut oil and the cream were in glass jars, not plastic. The packaging was all cardboard, no Styrofoam, no plastic.
I love it. I like the taste, the coconut cream is amazing…I made Coconut Fudge Sauce and it is to die for! The cream is coconut concentrate, I use it just like I would heavy cream in a recipe.
The oil I cook with, bake with, use on my hair, my face, my legs after shaving… Coconut cream has always been my favorite oil, mixed with olive oil..to make bar soap or shampoo.
They also carry coconut; shredded, chips, flour (WAY lower on the glycemic index than other flours, a dream to bake with and gluten free!), They carry organic unrefined palm oil, sesame, extra virgin olive oil, soaps, grass fed meat, organic foods.
Here is what info from thier website;
Independent laboratory analysis shows this to be one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants. This enhanced Virgin Coconut Oil is now in the US market under the Tropical Traditions Gold Label brand. It meets our strictest standards to earn this designation. Today when you buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, you are buying the highest quality coconut oil we have to offer, and it is still made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.
Is Virgin Coconut Oil the healthiest oil on earth?
Read the research here!
Read what Weston Price has to say about Coconut Oil.
Characteristics of Our 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.
Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5541380. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.
I am thrilled to have found this product and recommend it highly.