View Full Version : Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil question
05-06-2005, 02:14 PM
So - I have been looking online trying to find some coconut oil to buy. I know Alissa offers it, but I am one of those people that goes through hours and hours sitting on my computer trying to come up with the absolute best deal for the least amount of money, etc., etc.
So anyway, I ran across Tropical Traditions and they are having what appears to be an incredible sale, however in the description of the product it says that the oil goes through a steam deodorizing process. Everything else in the description sounds great, just the steaming part threw me off because it makes me wonder if it is still okay for the raw food diet. So should I buy it or not?
05-06-2005, 02:20 PM
BTW - I am referring to the Expeller-Pressed oil since it is the one that has a great sale going on (buy 2 get 2 free).
05-06-2005, 02:23 PM
get the virgin coco oil from tropical traditions, not the expeller-pressed. the latter is often on sale, so no hurry -- but the really yummy one, unfortunately, i haven't seen a sale advertised for it yet. their pricing makes it seem like you should get as much as possible, but if it's just for you, not your family, you might want to try a smaller container first.
05-06-2005, 02:38 PM
What about the coconut flakes? There doesn't seem to be very much info on them - just says that they are natural and organic. Has anyone tried this product from their website?
Helen Of Tennessee
05-06-2005, 04:26 PM
Here is what Tropical Traditions says about the heating process:
Yes, Tropical Traditions VCNO is slightly heated at the end of the processing prior to packaging. This is to ensure that no moisture is present, and to draw all the oil out of the curds that are formed by the fermentation process. This heat is very low (less than boiling temperatures), and is for a very short duration (10-15 minutes)....
When you get there, at the end of the paragraph, there is more information.
Here is what Wilderness Virgin Coconut Oil says:
Our Centrifuged coconut oil made is made from fresh coconuts opened within 48 hours of being picked from the trees. They first shell the coconuts and then chopped the flesh placing it in an expeller press. The temperatures of the coconut flesh and the resulting coconut milk emulsion does not exceed 25° C or 78.8° F (room temperature).
The Traditional Philippine Fermentation Process. However, unlike other Philippine oils processed by fermentation, this oil has a very low moisture content, contains no acids of fermentation, and is not heated. It does not see heat above room temperature in the Phillipines (40° C or 103° F), so the micro nutrients and enzymes still remain intact.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
05-06-2005, 07:45 PM
I just ordered the Virgin Coconut Oil from them and some coconut flakes too... I will let you know when I get them how yummy it is. ;)
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