Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil: Review and Giveaway (8/19) CLOSED

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Posted by Dina N

I love trying new foods and recipes. It is important to me to make healthy and nutritious meals for my family. We use mostly olive oil and canola for cooking. I had never tried coconut oil so I was excited to receive some Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions. I had no idea what a versatile product it was! I learned a lot about coconut oil from the book that came with it: Virgin Coconut Oil: How It Has Changed People's Lives, and How It Can Change Yours!, by Brian and Marianita Jader Shilhavy. The book contains over 85 recipes and I am looking forward to trying them out. In addition, it is full of information about coconut oil and its many uses.

The Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is unrefined and made from organic coconuts. The coconuts are used fresh and come from small family farms in the Philippines. According to the company's website, the volcanic soil there makes these coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world. No chemicals or high-heat treatment are used to make this coconut oil, and it contains no trans-fatty acids.

There are many ways to use coconut oil in the kitchen. Any recipe calling for butter, margarine, or other oil can be substituted for coconut oil. I have not tried it in coffee, tea, or smoothies but people use it that way, or eat it by the spoonfull.

I was surprised to find out that coconut oil has been used for hair treatments for thousands of years. I plan to try it, and if you are interested, read more about this use of coconut oil here.

Nutritionally, one tablespoon of this coconut oil has 117 calories, about the same as my favorite brand of olive oil. The first thing I noticed when I opened the jar was the thickness and the pleasant smell. I made some eggs and a vegetable stir-fry using the coconut oil, and my kitchen smelled heavenly! Coconut is one of my favorite scents and I use coconut soap and candles all the time. The oil gives a nice, subtle nutty flavor to the food and it tastes delicious.

The Tropical Traditions website has loads of information about coconut oil, including recipes. The book I received is also a great resource.

Giveaway
Tropical Traditions is giving away one quart (32 fl. oz) of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, the same I received, to one lucky reader of Just Another New Blog!

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Good luck!

172 comments:

  1. VickieB said...

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  13. LoisS said...

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  18. JC said...

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  19. Esme said...

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  76. VickieB said...

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  79. jamie said...

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  81. VickieB said...

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  82. kalea_kane said...

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  86. butterpies said...

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  87. Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

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  88. Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

    I am so glad you are having this giveaway- i use coconut oil all the time- even use it for my face and body lotion! Would like to try the coconut almond balls !

    mary

  89. Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

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  90. VickieB said...

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  100. VickieB said...

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  101. Pamela Reilly said...

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  103. ms mel said...

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  108. Christie said...

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  115. budletsmom said...

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  132. ChristyJan said...

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  172. Linda Starr said...

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