Most of you know I have been recommending Nutiva Coconut Oil from Vita Cost. It’s unrefined, organic, and easy on the budget.
However, after having sampled Tropical Traditions coconut oil – I have to change my favorite to Tropical Traditions.
When it arrived in the mail, I hurried to sample it. I figured it would be pretty much the same as the Nutvia (I noticed they were both obtained from the Philippines). I could see the Tropical Traditions looked a little different than Nutiva, and when I tasted it, I could taste a difference, too. I am not good at describing tastes, but it was different, in a good way, and I have enjoyed Nutiva.
I wanted to be honest when I reviewed Tropical Tradition’s coconut oil. I needed to know how the quality was different than the mass-produced Nutiva. I e-mailed them and here is what I found out:
- Tropical Traditions was the very first to introduce coconut oil to the United States, and is the only company that uses handmade, traditional methods in obtaining their coconut oil
- Tropical Traditions uses fresh coconuts (within 24 hours of harvest) obtained from small family farms which are under strict USDA organic certification
- Tropical Traditions has the most nutritiously rich coconuts due to the volcanic soil of Mt Banahaw in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines
- Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil has higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils, according to tests done by independent labs.
How is it made? Tropical Traditions shreds (wet-mills) their organic, fresh coconuts and then cold-presses them using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. After being allow to sit for half a day, the oil naturally separates from the heavier water before being filtered from the coconut solids – all without heat or chemicals.
But don’t take my word for it – try it for yourself.
I am giving away a quart of Tropical Traditions. To enter you must do at least one of the first three and comment below – leave a separate comment for each one for more entries.
- Subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter via e-mail for head’s up on sales.
- Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter @troptraditions
- If you “like” Tropical Traditions on Facebook (it’s against Facebook rules to require you to “like” a page as part of a give-away, but if you are already a fan, you can comment below)
Bonus entries (not required, but will give you additional entries):
- If you “like” Nourishing Treasures on Facebook comment below
- Pick and share your favorite recipe from Tropical Traditions’ Free Coconut Recipe Blog.
- Share this give-away on Facebook (tag @NaturalFamilyAwareness) – once per day if you wish
- Share this give-away on Twitter (tag (@NaturalFamiLEA) – once per day if you wish
Contest ends August 4th at midnight, and winner will be announced on Friday, August 5th.
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.
|Lea Harris founded Nourishing Treasures in 2006. A mom passionate about her family's health and well-being, Lea believes education is power. Encouraging others to take baby steps in the right direction of health for their families, Lea's goal is to raise awareness of what goes into our mouths and on our bodies, providing natural alternative information that promotes health and prevents disease by using traditional foods and nature's medicine.|
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