I received a jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to do a review on.
If you don’t know about Virgin Coconut Oil, here’s some quick info from Tropical Traditions:
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 eight 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
There are a slew of benefits in consuming and using coconut oil.
The virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil is the best I’ve had.
It’s rich, pure and clean.
I’ve had others that have claimed to be virgin and clearly by taste and appearance weren’t…
but this is divine!
While I use coconut oil in nearly everything…including putting on my skin on the ends of my hair, drinking a tablespoon or so a day by itself, adding to smoothies…
I kept forgetting to take pics of stuff for this review…til today!
The options are endless, but if you run out of ideas you can go check out the recipe page for some great things to make using coconut oil.
As you’ll see in my pictures, the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil the oil is solid.
This happens when it’s 75 degrees or colder (yes, compliments of my daughter who’s constantly hot my condo is always freezing for me so the oil is pretty much always solid here).
I decided to make a quick, easy treat…Coconut Macaroons.
* 1 1/4 cup coconut flakes (I use organic coconut flakes)
* 2 TBSP warm water
* 1 egg
* 1 TBSP honey (I use organic)
* 2 TSP coconut oil (1 TSP is for the recipe, and 1 TSP is for greasing the cookie sheet)
Mix the warm water, honey and 1 tsp of coconut oil together.
Add the coconut flakes. Beat in the egg. Mix thoroughly. Form into balls and drop on the greased cookie sheet (that’s where you use the other 1 tsp coconut oil).
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
makes approximately 10-12 depending on how big you make them.
When they’re done they’ll be a golden brown or perhaps a bit ‘dark’ on top.
But, yet sooooooooooooo moist and delicious inside!
As if that wasn’t enough coconut for today, I made Coconut Chicken.
It’s very easy….
Make a mixture of flour, organic flaked coconut, seasoning of your choice.
Beat an egg in a bowl.
Dip chicken breasts in the mix of flour, coconut and seasoning coating the chicken on both sides.
Get a glass pan and put a bit of liquid (coconut oil will be solid at temperatures below 75) coconut oil in the bottom of it.
Place the chicken in the pan and bake for approximately 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
DISCLAIMER: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of thisproduct 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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