Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil REVIEW

Many of you might remember my previous blog post regarding "The Best Diaper Cream EVER."  Since I first started using coconut oil for diaper rashes, I began to research how to use coconut oil in the kitchen!  (If you are wondering ... I purchased a new bottle to keep in the kitchen!)

I had no idea all the many uses for coconut oil!  Check out this short You Tube video of all the wonderful uses!

I was recently given a bottle of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil for review purposes on Go Long! Go Green!  I was so excited b/c I LOVE using coconut oil now!  Check out this awesome video describing what makes their coconut oil different than all the other coconut oils on the market!  They 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. Their 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 their highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.   Make sure to check out the Tropical Traditions website for additional information!

Confused on how to use coconut?  The basic way to start is in the kitchen!  As a cooking oil, replace polyunsaturated oils, "vegetable oils" such as corn and soy, with coconut oil!  I also use coconut oil as a replacement for butter in a lot of my recipes.  Or I use 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 applesauce!  The awesome thing about coconut oil is that it is heat stable and will not become toxic in uses that require high heat!  (Roasting, stir-fry, baking, grilling, etc).

One of my favorite recipes using coconut is for these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip cookies.  I think these are WAY better than any gluten-containing chocolate chip cookies!  This is my second favorite desert recipe using coconut oil: Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie!   It is amazing and your family and friends will never know there are 2 cans of garbanzo beans hidden in the midst of all that yumminess!

For hundreds of more uses of coconut oil in recipes, visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com where other coconut oil users submit their kitchen-tested coconut recipes. They post new recipes every week!  I have found MANY amazing recipes on that website!! 

If you have never tried coconut oil, I highly recommend at least giving it a try!  You will NOT be disappointed!  


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Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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