I say “quality” because I have had some pretty inedible coconut oils. I won’t say the brand and coconut oil making don’t matter. And since coconut oil is expensive, why buy something you’re only going to throw away (believe me, I’ve had to do that before).
Coconut oils are healthy and versatile. Add a long, stable shelf life (2-3 years) and no need for refrigeration, and now you know why I like coconut oil.
Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is my new favorite.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature (under 76 degrees Fahrenheit) and liquid when heated.
Made from organic, fresh coconuts in rural areas of the Philippines, to earn the Gold Label Standard designation, Tropical Traditions repeatedly tests its products in an independent laboratory analysis to make sure it has the highest amounts of antioxidants available in Virgin Coconut Oil. And since they’ve made coconut oil for over 10 years, they know that the time-honored tradition of using the wet-milling process of extracting the oil from fresh coconuts is the best way to produce a quality coconut oil.
Containing only 117 calories per Tablespoon, each nutrient-dense serving is 0 carbohydrates, perfect for low-carbohydrate diets. It’s terrific! In fact, when I’m not rubbing it into my skin, I’m using it to make some of my more recent recipes, like my recent Coconut Buttercream Frosting.
How about a my favorite benefit of coconut oil, aside from how phenomenal it tastes?
Moisturizer: Whether dealing with dry scalp or parched, thirsty skin, coconut oil is a mild, natural moisturizer.
I’ve even taken to using coconut oil on my skin as a natural moisturizer (forehead frown lines are a bummer).
Thankfully, with Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, no frown lines shall be had on my face. Because of its quality, flavor, shelf stability, and skin care properties, this product is definitely worth its weight in Gold Label.
Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
Price: $29.50 for a 32 ounce glass jar (roughly 62 1 Tbsp servings), $75.00 for a gallon.
Perfect for: Sauteing or in place of lard in recipes.
Love: The taste of this product right out of the jar.
Negative: I wish I could find this locally in stores.
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Disclosure: Tropical Traditions has provided this product free of charge for review, but this has not affected my review of the item.