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Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 1 gal [46]
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Tropical Traditions

Product Type: organic virgin coconut oil

Tropical Traditions Inc

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Tropical Traditions
America's Source for Coconut Oil
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

USDA Certified Organic Virgin Coconut oils from Tropical Traditions are tested highest in antioxidants.

128 oz. (1 gallon)
Retail: $120.00

Is Virgin Coconut Oil the healthiest oil on earth?
Read the research here!

How We Discovered this Unique Oil

When I first read about the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, I asked my wife Marianita, who grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines, if there was a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut, so that we didn’t have to buy the refined coconut oils found in all the stores in the Philippines. She said there was a method the older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours. After about 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts. So we started making our coconut oil that way and using it for our cooking needs with our three children. We couldn’t believe how wonderful it tasted, and how great we felt. We had been living on Mt. Banahaw in the Philippines for almost two years by that time, and in the year 2000 telephone service was provided to our rural farming community, allowing me to put up a website about our Philippine Herbs. I decided to also put our Virgin Coconut Oil up on the website, not really expecting people to order it because it was a bit expensive since we had to hire people to make the oil, and shipping cost a lot because of the weight. We were so surprised when people started ordering, and then re-ordering it because they felt so great after using it! They told us there was no other coconut oil like it on the market. (See a sample of testimonies below.)

Before long we had businesses contacting us asking how to order it in bulk. So we discussed how we could mass produce this kind of oil, and almost abandoned the product because we didn’t want to lose the traditional way of making it. In the end, we decided to just keep making it the same way, by having others in our coconut community also make the oil the traditional way. Many of our producers are in areas so remote, that if they did not use their coconuts to produce Virgin Coconut oil for us, no one would buy their coconuts because it would cost too much to transport them to manufacturing plants. In these areas, the coconuts generally just fell to the ground unused until we started training people to make our Virgin Coconut Oil. We were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US market. The success overwhelmed us.

Today, more than 6 years later, there are other companies now selling coconut oil again in the US, most of them mass-produced by machines. But we are committed to time-honored traditional practices that have produced healthy coconut oil for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Our producers have learned a lot of things over the years, since most of them have been producing this oil for over 6 years now. They have learned  how to pick out the best coconuts from each harvest that produce the best quality oil. Their most recent discovery came in 2007 when certain groups in rural areas had problems with water sources. Water is needed to make the coconut milk from which the oil is extracted. Using true Filipino ingenuity, they started collecting and using the pure nutritious coconut water from inside the organic coconuts instead. They noticed that the water separated from the oil much quicker, and that the end result was a higher quality and better tasting Virgin Coconut Oil. Independent laboratory analysis shows this to be one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants. This enhanced Virgin Coconut Oil is now in the US market under the Tropical Traditions Gold Label brand. It meets our strictest standards to earn this designation. Today when you buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, you are buying the highest quality coconut oil we have to offer, and it is still made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.

Brian Shilhavy, Founder, Tropical Traditions, Inc.

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.

Harvesting Organic Coconuts to make Virgin Coconut Oil
Harvesting Organic Coconuts
Transporting Organic Coconuts to make Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

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.

How is This Oil Used?

Virgin Coconut Oil is a food, and is one of the best cooking oils you can use. It has been a staple cooking oil for thousands of years in tropical climates. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss.

Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system. Lauric acid is also found in human mother’s milk.  Dr. Mary Enig suggests the average adult include about 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil per day in their diet to take in an equivalent amount of lauric acid that a nursing infant would receive from breast milk.

Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers

Tropical Traditions is America’s favorite brand of coconut oil! Some comments from users:

I want you to know how grateful I am for the superb service you've given me in recent years. My orders always arrive promptly and in perfect condition. And the wonderful products you sell have helped me to achieve radiant health at age 67. It was a memorable day in my life when I first found Tropical Traditions. I intend to remain a healthy, contented customer of yours all the days of my life. Blessings & Gratitude, Owen - Delray Beach, FL

I received my coconut oil a couple of weeks ago and I love it. Far superior to the other brand I used to use. I’m feeling much better since increasing my coconut oil intake. I really appreciate your informative website. Paula - Bothell, WA - Bothell, WA

 I just received my order of coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate. I have to say they are fabulous! I have tried one other brand of the oil and it doesn’t even come close to tasting a good as your Virgin Coconut Oil. The coconut cream concentrate is scrumptious. I will definitely be ordering from Tropical Traditions again. I highly recommend both products. Renee - Vandalia, OH

I just wanted to thank you again for offering an amazing product. I have to tell you what a difference Tropical Traditions has made in my life. I can now get around my home without the wheelchair all the time, as my energy is 100% back to being me. You all are really very kind people. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you.  Deanna - Midlothian, TX

Thank you so much for your excellent service and products. It was a true blessing when our family found your coconut oil. Melani - Taft, TN

Each day I consume about one tablespoon of coconut oil because I’ve noticed it improves my energy levels. Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is the only coconut oil I use and recommend because it’s the freshest, best tasting coconut oil I’ve found. I’ve compared it to others and it won my vote. I recommend it for cooking because it is much more stable than other vegetable  oils; when it’s heated it won’t create toxic trans fatty acids. This is the oil I use to cook everything from eggs to veggie stir fries. Bottom line--my food always tastes great. Just ask my husband. Best of  all, I’ve been getting a great big bonus: my hair is growing faster and is stronger and thicker than it’s been in years! Cherie Calbom, The Juice Lady, nutritionist and best-selling author of “Juicing for Life.”

100% Money Back Guarantee on 16 oz. trial size!
Order Risk-FREE!

We are so convinced that you will love this oil, that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our 16 oz. trial size. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your trial size in the first 30 days, return the unused portion and get a full refund - no questions asked! So try it today and start enjoying this wonderful oil!

(Pint size only)

Note: All orders are shipped from within the US.

Certified Organic
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
trans fat free!

128 oz. (1 gallon)
Retail: $120.00

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