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Organic Virgin Palm Oil Review

My boys had a lesson on carotene this week ~ you know, the stuff that makes a carrot orange.


In it's natural state, Organic Virgin Palm Oil is also red in color due to a high concentration of carotenes and tocols (vitamin E).

In fact,
"Virgin Palm Oil is one of the richest natural plant sources of carotenoids with concentration of 500–700 ppm. It has 15 times more carotenoids than carrots and 300 times more than tomatoes. No other vegetable oil contains carotenoids in such significant quantities."
Carotene is what our bodies use to make Vitamin K.

Stable at high temperatures, Virgin Palm Oil can be used for frying. So, we used it to make Sweet Potato Fries. It just seemed right since sweet potatoes are orange, too. And they need a fat to bring out their nutritional value.


But, I wasn't so sure after the oil heated up. It has a very strong smell. Knowing how good it is for you, and how popular it is around the rest of the world, I pressed on. 


So glad I did.


The fries were very good. I seasoned them with sea salt, pepper and crushed rosemary. The dark golden brown ones were the best. The potatoes are naturally sweet, so they had a caramelized flavor to them, yet the spices gave it a savory taste. 

So, while Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Palm Oil has a strong flavor/smell, it didn't affect the the taste and I won't be so nervous to try it again!

Do you want a chance to try it? Leave me a comment letting me know for a chance to win a 32 ounce jar!

Giveaway has ended ~ congrats to Sarah, commenter #34! 




Retail value is $25. On sale now for $19.95. 

For additional entries:
  • If you subscribe or follow my blog give yourself an extra entry.
  • Subscribe to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter. {Watch for the free shipping coupons!}
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to your status. If you want, you can use this tweet: @dlhomeschool is hosting a giveaway for a 32 oz jar @Troptraditions Virgin Palm Oil. Enter here: http://goo.gl/fb/3E5Jw
  • Let me know of a Tropical Traditions product you are interested in trying {or have tried and love!}
  • Place an order with TT as a first-time customer ~ see my referral page to read how. This is worth 10 entries, so please leave me 10 separate comments if you do this! Note: I am not paid for referring customers, but I will receive a free jar of coconut oil!
Your comment is your entry, so please leave a separate comment for each entry! I will choose a winner using random.org and contact you by email so be sure to leave your email. If you win, you will then have 48 hours to contact me with your information or another winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is open until January 19th and is only open to US residents. {TT will ship internationally, but not for giveaways.}

Thanks to TT for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

Disclosure: 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.

73 comments

  1. I'd like to try it - one of our our goals this year is to try some new healthy recipes since we often eat the same thing all the time!

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  2. The coconut citrus fudge sounds yummy.

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  3. The coconut hot cocoa sounds great.

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  4. I've never tried it and would love to!

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  5. I would love to try this! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  6. I'd love to try it - I want to cook and eat healthy this year.

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  7. would love to try the Palm Oil Chop with chicken

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  8. I love this oil....please sign me up!

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  9. Chel - Follow on Twitter.... ;0)

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  10. I receive their newsletter...and love the coupons!

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  11. I would like to try it! We love TT products! Haven't had the chance to try this though.

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  12. Probably orange coconut cookies, my son would think ORANGE cookies were pretty neat!

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  13. I tweeted about your giveaway (sarahronk)

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  14. We love the bars of coconut soap! I never worried about using them on babies, it even worked great for washing their hair!

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  15. I have tried the Palm oil and I was a bit nervous too. I would love to win another jar!

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  16. A recipe that uses Palm oil is: Orange Coconut Cookies. They are good too!

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  17. I would love to try Coconut Peanut butter.

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  18. I'd like to try it! It is healthier to have as many colors in our diet as possible! Thanks!

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  19. I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter!

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  20. Virgin palm oil bread looks hearty!

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  21. Would like to try this and coconut oil as well!

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  22. i would like to try the orange coconut cookies!
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  23. i follow your blog via GFC
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  24. i get the tropical traditions newsletter
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  25. i follow tropical traditions on twitter
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  26. i would like to try their organic whole wheat bread flour to make some yummy bread!
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  27. i tweeted!
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  28. I would love to try this. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. I'd very much like to try this oil. And I did not know that sweet potatoes needed fat to bring out their nutritional value. Now I can have "guilt free" fries! Thank you.
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  30. I'd like to try the Virgin Palm Oil Bread Recipe and the Orange Coconut Cookies Recipe.
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  31. Email subscriber
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  32. Subscribe to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter.
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  33. Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter. @cjwallace43
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  35. They have a number of recipes I'd love to try. The one at the top right now is the Coconut Citrus Fudge
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  36. i want to win this very much!! i love it!

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  37. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/godlyhomemaker/status/26361126098833409

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  38. the Crispy Cheesy Baked Chicken sounds delish!

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  39. Would love to try this--your fries look delicious.

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  40. I found a recipe for Virgin Palm Oil bread on their recipe site.

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  41. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions sales newsletter.

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  42. I have tried their organic coconut chips and they are delicious.

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  43. This looks really neat. It looks like I may need to experiment with some new foods soon. I hadn't even heard of this one.

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  44. I would love to try the , Organic Virgin Palm Oil

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  45. I would like to try the Palm Oil Chop

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  46. I follow your blog via google friends connect

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  47. I Subscribed to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter

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  48. I Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter (@dealsfan32)

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  49. I also would love to try TT coconut oil

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  50. I've been wanting to try this...thought that it would also be a good substitute for shortening in baking recipes. Thanks so much for hosting this give away!

    Blessings,
    ~Katelynn

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  51. I saw a healthy lemon coconut candy recipe that I have really wanted to try.

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    ~Katelynn

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  52. I follow your blog on GFC.

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  53. I am subscribed to the Tropical Traditions sale newsletter.

    Blessings,
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  54. I would love to try their coconut cream concentrate.

    Blessings,
    ~Katelynn

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  55. I'd love to try it. I've read lots about it.

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  56. This recipe sounds yummy: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/recipe_Orange_Coconut_Cookies.htm

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  57. follow your blog (matt4melis)

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