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Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

I used to love cooking. It was sort of an art and to watch people lick their fingers and enjoy my meal was so satisfying. I still enjoy cooking, but now it's more of a chore sometimes because I have to do it most every day to ensure that my family have a hot home cooked meal. It was definitely when I had to cook for 50 girls at the orphanage! Oh how I hated that but you couldn't hate it while doing it, you had to put all you had in it to get it done and on time. 

I remember as a child, one of the most delicious meals I ate with the use of coconut and coconut oil was called 'rundown'. That's the famous Jamaican rundown which can be done with a variety of other meats but coconut and coconut oil is the main ingredient to make it 'rundown'. I tell you, this is just so good that it will clide you. 
I simply must do this recipe again!  I can smell it, just by talking about it. 

Using the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil definitely brought back alot of memories of my country and made cooking so tantalizing, waiting to taste what I had made with the oil. 
Right now I use the oil to make regular dishes such as fried dumplings (Jamaican dish), eggs, sautees etc. My next big menu will be the rundown! I wont have all the ingredients here in America, but I will at least try it. 
Here is the recipe that I will be using.

More information about the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil: 

Characteristics of Our Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We 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. Our 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 our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil. Read more.
 Transporting organic coconuts far away from the pollution of any city or roads in the rural mountain areas of Mt. Banahaw in the Philippines, in preparation to make Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

Check out this video.
“How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions”

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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.

About the author:
Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.

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  1. I love their Coconut Oil. I've been using it in my bath to help with my dry skin. Now, it's never been softer!

  2. thank u for sharing your favorite childhood cooking oil with us.
    It sounds fresh and fantastic.
    I never tried this kind of oil before, but I value your kindness and hope that u enjoy a beautiful Monday!


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