I was a bit confused by it at first… it seemed solid at room temperature and cooler, and I learned that in this form it is referred to as coconut butter… when gently warmed, it liquifies and becomes coconut oil. Have you been confused by that, too?
Either way, I liked it immediately and I developed some new recipes in my galley just to make use of it:
Since then, Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil has replaced olive oil in my cooking and my baking on a regular basis. I really prefer the taste and I particularly like that this coconut oil can handle the higher heat required when stir frying veggies and browning roasts. It is great to use in frying things such as cauliflower and garlic to make ‘rice’ and prepare for pizza ‘crusts’. It is great in muffins and loaves and breads, and I find it works very well for sauces, curries and soups as well.
And that is not to even MENTION how wonderful it smells when cooking... no matter what I might be making, The Captain always comes into the kitchen to compliment the lovely aroma and anticipate what great tasting goodie I might be cooking for him! The aroma is much stronger than the actual taste.
A few months ago I started using coconut oil to brush my teeth as well…. mixed with a bit of baking soda to make a paste, it brightens and whitens my teeth and gives them a smooth and shiny finish!
I know that lots of people are also using it to condition their hair and their skin.
Tropical Traditions 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:
You can visit their website to check current promotions, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online.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.
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality
You can visit their website to check current promotions, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online.
If you are interested in learning about its health benefits here is the best website to read about the many health benefits of coconut oil.
Do you use coconut oil in your baking and cooking?
Do you have any non-food uses for it?
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