When I think of Coconut Oil, I think of a tanned beach bum, slathering them self up to "crisp" in the sun back in the 80's. Did we really do that? I know my dad used to use baby oil to tan with...YUCK! Well, after receiving a sample of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, I have a new picture in mind.
It's a picture of me in the kitchen, cooking up some delicious concoctions, getting great antioxidant benefits from cooking with this unrefined coconut oil. No heat treatments are used in the production of this oil, so all the natural health benefits are still intact by being cold-pressed.
Tropical Traditions recommends replacing your polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils like corn & soy), with coconut oil. Due to the high heat stability, coconut oil can be used to fry and cook other foods at very high heat temperatures. It also has a high level of saturated fat, which makes it stable, resistant to rancidity and able to last for up to 2 years!
I had fun incorporating the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil into my diet for a week, to try out the product. I cooked up some shrimp for dinner, replacing my olive oil with coconut oil, wow it added a deliciously fresh and sweet coconut essence to the whole dish!
I also added a tiny bit to my hot coffee, instead of sugar or a sweet flavored syrup, the coconut oil added a nice mellow coconut flavor. I instantly thought of how delicious it would taste in a blended coffee drink (that will be for next week) - I'd call mine the Iced Coconut Coffee Frappe or Mocha!
NOTE: Please be sure to check with your doctor or nutritionist before making any major diet changes, as each person's need for fat intake is different depending on existing health concerns.
And now for the FUN PART..................
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Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
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Disclaimer: 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.