Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Organic Virgin Palm Oil Giveaway! - Closed

I’m thrilled to be able to review another product from Tropical Traditions! I was given an opportunity to try out Virgin Palm Oil. If you are familiar with Tropical Traditions then you know they have wonderful coconut oil products  that are specially hand-made. Their coconut oil has made me a immediate fan of theirs. I’ve been purchasing all of my coconut oil from them.  What’s fantastic about Tropical Traditions is the way that their products are processed, Virgin Palm Oil is no different.

What is Virgin Palm Oil?

It is a palm oil “traditionally made” and hails from the tropical palm tree native to the tropical areas in Africa.  Tropical Traditions sources this oil from West Africa, from small scale family farmers, that are certified organic. It’s red hue comes from it’s unrefined state, which contains carotenoids. It is fascinating to learn from Tropical Traditions website that virgin palm oil contains 15 times more carotenoids than carrots and 300 times more than tomatoes!
Tropical Traditions has an abundance of eye-opening information and research on fats and oils. Check it out when you can!
I admit I was skeptical when I opened the jar of virgin palm oil and even more skeptical when I tasted it, but  when I began to implement it in many ways in my cooking, it was clear to me that this oil is one to be reckoned with!
My first try with the oil was on a staple in our home…Paninis. We have Paninis  several times a week. The first time I used the oil, I coated the griddle with it. I didn’t taste a huge difference. I made a Panini the next day and this time I decided to drizzle the oil on both sides of the bread and sprinkle a bit of garlic powder like I usually do and what happened still stuns me! My delicious Panini went from great to gourmet in one sitting. My daughter raved about it!
Next was potatoes! I sautéed the potatoes in the oil. The  flavor was so delicious and completely another level. The only term I can really use to describe it is gourmet! I cooked my Salmon with it, using all of my traditional seasoning and yet still produced a completely different dish. My husband literally licked his plate clean.  I love the fact that I can serve him foods fried in this oil without concern. The quality of this oil is simply amazing! This oil may be red, but it certainly has a golden touch!
You too, can have this oil in the palm of your hand!
Here’s how…
Leave ONE comment, along with an email address, per entry.
  1. Subscribe to Tropical Traditions by email (mandatory)
  2. Follow TheOliveParent on Twitter @hannaxor (bonus)
  3. Follow Tropical Tradition on Twitter @TropTraditions (bonus)
  4. Pick a recipe you’d like to try on Free Coconut Recipes (bonus)
  5. Tweet about the giveaway (one tweet per day) using hashtag #TOPPalmGive (bonus)
  6. Facebook it and leave the link in a comment. (bonus)
  7. Blog about it and leave the link in a comment. (bonus)
  8. Follow TheOliveParent on GFC (bonus)

Giveaway is open to US and Canada. Canadian bloggers, please note that Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in this Tropical Traditions sponsored blog giveaway. I reserve the right to remove entries that are not compliant with the rules of the giveaway. A winner will be chosen by Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway ends on June 8th, 2011 11:59 Central
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


60 comments:

  1. As my first entry to the give away, I subscribed to Tropical Traditions via e-mail.

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  2. Next bonus entry, I am now following you on Twitter @hannaaxor from @greengirl79
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  3. Bonus entry, I am now following Tropical Traditions on Twitter @troptraditions

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  4. I tweeted about your giveaway on Twitter

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  5. Bonus entry, I am following you on GFC

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  6. Bonus entry, I would like to try the Gluten Free Poppy Seed Apple Coconut Loaf. Actually, I'm going to try it this weekend! Yum!
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  7. I am a TT email subscriber
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  8. I follow you on twitter @lauraswell
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  9. I follow TT on twitter @lauraswell
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  10. I would like to try Chocolate and Vanilla Macaroons
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  11. i follow you on GFC
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  13. I did also recently buy some refined palm oil from TT to try in my deep fryer. Looking forward to using it. I take the red palm oil as a supplement and is also a crucial part of my daughter's natural cancer treatment.

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  14. Wow! That's amazing!
    If you are subscribed with TT, just leave a comment with a contact email address. :) best wishes!

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  15. Subscribed to the sales newsletter

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  16. I'd love to try to make the Sweet Potato Vanilla Patty Cakes!

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  17. Subscribed to the olive parent's GFC feed! :)

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  18. Long time TT e-mail subscriber and customer!
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  19. I am an email subscriber to Tropical Traditions as well as a customer.

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  20. I've been an enthusiastic customer/e-mail subscriber (lajean@comcast.net) to Tropical Traditions for a long time, and now I'm following you on Twitter!

    Love TT OVCO, can hardly wait to try the red palm oil!

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  22. I follow @hannaxor on Twitter! @josieak

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  24. The Braised-to-Oven Fried Chicken looks yummy!

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  27. I would like to try the recipe for virgin palm oil bread.
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  28. I have a great big jar mostly full, so I don't need your giveaway, but wanted to comment. My sons' surprise birthday party was on the 14th and my daughter wanted me to make nachos. None of the recipes for normal cheese sauce were made with real cheese, so I used a basic roux to make a thick cheese sauce and seasoned it with salsa, chili powder, sea salt and maybe garlic. My concern was that the guests wouldn't recognize white cheese sauce as "nacho cheese" so I used palm oil in the roux. It was PERFECT!!!! It looked just like the canned goop but all real food.

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  33. The Coconut Cajun Shrimp recipe sounds yummy
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  58. I would like to try the coconut pancakes.

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