Tropical Traditions! ( I love this company and their products!)
Tropical Traditions is a great resource for anything-coconut and more! They have been my one stop shop for coconut chips, virgin coconut oil, and now organic palm shortening. When browsing this site I am just amazed by all of the products that are made from a coconut base (dishwashing detergent and laundry soap) isn’t that crazy? They have it all from organic food, to skin care products and household goods.
The company began with a husband and wife duo that had their family’s health in mind. This mindset didn’t change when they started selling to others. They still have a strong commitment to family farming and organic standards. They are dedicated to using traditional practices to produced healthy coconut oil instead of machines like most large companies. It is made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.
What is Palm Shortening?
Palm shortening is derived from palm oil (read about Virgin Palm Oil here). In its natural state, palm oil is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with most of the unsaturated fat being monounsaturated fat. Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture, and high melting point. The melting point of our Organic Palm Shortening is 97 degrees F., making it very shelf stable. It is NOT hydrogenizes, and contains NO trans fats! It is great for deep-fat frying and baking, and is not prone to rancidity. Since it has been separated from some of the unsaturated portion of the oil, it is colorless and odorless, and will not affect the taste of foods like Virgin Palm Oil does. If taste is needed in applications, then Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or Sesame Oil can be added for great baked or fried foods!
My review: I can easily use this palm shortening for baking and deep fat frying. It is shelf stable with a high melting point. I am thrilled it contains no trans fatty acids. It is the healthy fats and oils – saturated fats, which are in tropical oils like palm and coconut, as well as butter. I used organic palm shortening for greasing pie pans and side dishes for our Thanksgiving feast – and it worked great! I didn’t even make a dent in this SEVEN pound tub!! This tub will last me a long time!! YAY!!
Free Virgin Coconut Oil Book with purchase!
Tropical Traditions has a terrific referral program. If you make a first-time purchase and say you were referred by a friend (me) User ID: 6417979 on your online order you will receive a FREE copy of Virgin Coconut Oil Book -it has over 85 recipes! By using my ID, I will receive a coupon for a product. If you do use my ID – Here is my HUGE THANK YOU in advance!
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a sample product from the sponsor for the purpose of this honest review. This did not affect the outcome of this review. All opinions are 100% my own. For full disclosure click here.