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Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review

by Nicole on April 20, 2012

Name of Product: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

Price of Product: from $19.95 for a pint

Where can the product be purchased: online at Tropical Traditions

Description of Product: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 on coconut oil antioxidants 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.”

Review of Product: I hadn’t ever tried coconut oil though I had heard great things and even read a recipe for making deodorant using it! I wasn’t going to go that far but I would take a closer look and see how/if I could incorporate it into my family’s daily life.  I don’t use much oil in my cooking but I tried to use the coconut oil where I did use other kinds of oil previously and was very happy with the results! I checked out this page on uses for coconut oil and you should check it out too!

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.

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1 Jen May 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

Dr. Oz said to mix it with water and drink it before you eat to keep you from over-eating. Too bad I hate the smell of coconut.

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