“Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is made from organic, fresh coconuts in rural areas of the Philippines. Only the highest quality organic coconuts are hand selected for use in our Gold Label brand, and the pure coconut water from inside the coconut is used to extract the coconut milk using traditional methods. Small-scale family businesses produce this oil in small batches, taking great care and pride in their work. All aspects of the production, including packaging, are certified organic according to the strictest standards. This product has been tested repeatedly in laboratories to show that it contains the highest amount of antioxidants available in Virgin Coconut Oil, earning out designation as Gold Label Standard. Tropical Traditions was the first company to export Virgin Coconut Oil out of the Philippines, and continues to set the standard today for the finest quality Virgin Coconut Oil available.“
I received a 32oz jar of Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I’m familiar with the uses and benefits of coconut oil as opposed to other, more popular, oils used in cooking. The jar is big enough to last quite a while and is sure to last quite a few meals. You can immediately smell the fresh coconut when you open the jar. I love the smell of coconut, so this was a welcomed aroma. Also, I quickly admired how easily it was to scoop out.
The coconuts used to make this oil aren’t made from machinery, rather…they come from coconut farmers in the Philippines.
The Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is USDA organic. With my new diet, I am attempting to switch to a healthier, all organic diet. This is a perfect way to help me out with that transition.
I decided to try out Tropical Traditions’ coconut oil to make Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies. I found this recipe on FreeCoconutRecipes.com
Servings: 24 brownies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
- 7 oz extra dark (Panama) chocolate
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour/starch
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 5 eggs
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar (or all brown sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch pan with coconut oil.
Melt chocolate and butter together over very low heat, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, mix flours and xanthan gum together.
Whisk eggs, sugars, and vanilla extract together. Slowly whisk in the chocolate mixture until well blended.
Using a rubber spatula, stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until well blended and smooth.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until center is firm. Let cool for a couple minutes then cut and serve.
The brownies tasted delicious! I would have never guessed that they were not only gluten-free, but also made with coconut oil! They were consumed rather quickly, as I expected. I can let my daughter have these for desserts without any unnecessary guilt.
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?
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.
You can buy a quart (32oz) of Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for $29.50! This is a $40 value!
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