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Monday, July 30, 2012

Tropical Traditions


I received in the mail as part of a product review Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil. It is made from Organic Coconut this premium Virgin Coconut Oil is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using traditional methods passed down from previous generations. We were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States back in 2001. Recent studies show that traditionally-made coconut oils have the highest amounts of antioxidants. You can use this product for cooking and it is done in a lot of tropical climates already. It has no Carbohydrates, sodium and calories per Tbsp. are 117 and Fat 14g which is not to bad. Cooking with this product is great and the cookies I made came out yummy just like if you did not use the Coconut Oil. If you are looking to go Organic or try something new give Coconut Oil a try by Tropical Traditions. Check out their website at: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/ besides Coconut Oil they offer pet products, hygiene products, organic foods and much more.
Here is information on the labeling I got from their website:
There is no industry standard definition for "Virgin Coconut Oil" as there is in the olive oil industry for "Virgin" and "Extra Virgin" olive oil. Today, there are many coconut oils on the market that are labeled as "Virgin Coconut Oil." Tropical Traditions was the first company to publish standards for the use of "Virgin Coconut Oil" in terms of edible oils, and here is what we published over ten years ago:
Virgin Coconut Oil can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat or what is called non-copra. Chemicals and high heating are not used in further refining, since the natural, pure coconut oil is very stable with a shelf life of several years. There are currently two main processes of manufacturing Virgin Coconut Oil:
1. Quick drying of fresh coconut meat which is then used to press out the oil. Using this method, the coconut meat is quick dried, and the oil is then pressed out via mechanical means. This is the most common type of "Virgin" or "Extra Virgin" (see below) coconut oil sold in the market today that you will find in stores. It is mass-produced. (see our Green Label Virgin Coconut Oil)
2. Wet-milling. With this method the oil is extracted from fresh coconut meat without drying first. "Coconut milk" is expressed first by pressing. The oil is then further separated from the water. Methods which can be used to separate the oil from the water include boiling, fermentation, refrigeration, enzymes and mechanical centrifuge. (see our Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil)

Try them today purchase it online thru their website.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion and may differ from yours.

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