Palm oil is the #1 dietary oil in the world, except for the U.S., where soybean oil is the most widely used oil. Traditionally, palm oil has been used for baking, shortenings, margarines and deep-fat frying. It has a long shelf life without being hydrogenated and has zero trans fats!
Today, Malaysia is the Word’s largest producer of oil from palm fruit, although it is native to West Africa. Being an introduced crop to Asia, they are mainly harvested from large plantations. Tropical Traditions Virgin Palm Oil is produced by small-scale family producers in Africa that are certified organic. When you purchase Tropical Traditions, you are supporting the small scale family farmers in Africa and NOT the large, corporate run plantations in Southeast Asia! Read about the history of Virgin Palm Oil here!
The nutritional and health benefits of palm oil are staggering. It is 15 times richer in beta-carotene than carrot!.
I wasn't sure that I would like this oil or not but I tried one of the recipes featured on Tropical Traditions using Palm Oil, the 'Orange Coconut Cookies', using orange zest and coconut. They were SO delicious! There are also recipes for Chops, Steak, and bread. I'm excited to try all of these and take advantage of the healthful benefits of this great oil!
Right now you can purchase Organic Virgin Palm Oil at Tropical Traditions for half price!
(For first time purchasers, please use the referral code 5954910. You will receive a complimentary copy of the book 'Virgin Coconut Oil: How It Has Changed People's Lives And How It Can Change Yours' with your purchase. This book includes over 85 recipes using coconut oil and research showing the health benefits of coconut oil!)
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This giveaway will close on October 18, 2010 at 11:59 MST. The winner will be chosen through random.org and notified by e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond! Thanks for participating and thanks to Tropical Traditions for the chance to review and host this giveaway! The opinions in this blog are mine and are honest and candid! I was supplied with product to sample and review!