Coconut oil

By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-07-02 10:32:56 -0500
Started 2010-01-19 15:39:56 -0600

Hello all I use this a lot I am in no way conected to the bussnes!
For what its worth
I use Coconut oil to cook with and here are the facts serving 1 tbsp
calories 117,set fat11.8g carbs 0
total fat14g
I use it in cakes and cookies as well as when I fry foods.
This is gold label virgin coconut oil from Traditions its made the old fashned way when I make a cake I use it and I can cut atleast 40% of the carbs when I cover for what I eat ,I fry shrimp and fish in it as well it dosent seem to suck up as much oil and feels light on the pallet.But this is just me I love it and yes it is costly but yummy
best wishes all

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bettymachete 2010-07-02 10:32:56 -0500 Report

Another thing I found out is tropical traditions also has many giveaways through their blog, if you follow them on facebook, twitter or subscribe to their newsletters you will learn all about them easily. Ordering today gave me the shampoo bar as a bonus yay! Did you know that coconut oil is naturallly antibacterial. They have some very informational videos on the site. What I like about them is that they do it without machines, they grind and milk the coconuts by hand and separate the oil from the milk by hand as well. As soon as I try them I am going to give a well thought out review.

bettymachete 2010-07-02 10:10:23 -0500 Report

Hiya Harlen, I had planned on blogging about this very subject today !!!

I just ordered the Gold label unrefined coconut oil from Tropical Traditions. I have to agree with the cost being a bit pricey but I found out that the unrefined is the way to go. Yesterday I bought some of Spectrums brand Organic only to find it was RBD ( refined, bleached, and deodorized) and even that was pricey. So I looked into finding the unrefined, which has the flavor and taste of coconut, the fact that it immediately gets used in the body instead of sitting in your arteries is a huge plus. Not to mention all of the other benefits to diabetics. Plus it's great for the hair and skin as well. I also ordered the soap and coconut cream. Ordering directly from the site was nice because it also gave me a cookbook. I compared to Amazon's listing for the same thing and found that the direct order was cheaper.

"He Who Controls The Food…Controls the world…" I don't know who said that once, but it is very very true.

I could list so many more articles that point the reader in the right direction but I digress, if you are interested you can look up so much more information on coconuts it is easy to find.

I also found a a few very interesting article backed by a lot of well documented research and studies on why Coconut oil was attacked by the AHA, FDA, CPC (Corn Products Company) and ASA (American Soybean Association) in an effort to sell us all cheaply produced fats like soy and corn based oils.

Again there is more information out there on this subject than I will list.

This is really worth the time to read. I really makes me angry that people are disposable in order to make money. I have often heard the words "Greed is the origin of all evil "and the more I learn at how the American diet was manipulated for the special interest lobby it disgusts me because we are now paying the price with our very lives. I often remember the food pyramid and how it was preached to us in school. How Corn cereal, rice, pasta, and bread were the biggest portion. What a crock! It was all made in order to sell the American public on surplus. It also brings me to the Codex Alimentarius and the great harm that they have done to us all but that is a separate discussion. UGH!

Be Well


SkipT 2010-01-19 18:34:54 -0600 Report

This is one of my favorite oils. What we were taught about coconut oil is all wrong. Exceptionally good for us. You can even add a teaspoon to your coffee for added taste. Also, I used rendered pork fat and olive oil.

bettymachete 2010-07-02 10:20:16 -0500 Report

I also read where you can add some cinnamon and your choice of sweetener to a little and smear on toast. Researchers state that the optimal amount for an adult is between 3 and 4 tablespoons per day. This equates to the amount of medium chain fatty acids a nursing child would consume in one day from mother's milk. It is best to use coconut oil three times a day at meal times.

Susie624 2010-01-19 17:25:23 -0600 Report

After reading about coconut yesterday ,I was wondering about it ,and wondered if it was any good.I will take your word for it Harlan.