Review by Earth's Delights
About Tropical Traditions
The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.
Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc., and the Editor of Health Impact News.
Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietician in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietician and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.
In 1998 Brian and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita's old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
First thing I used/tried Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil was for cooking. I decided to give the old fashioned fried chicken a try. Not only was the fried chicken healthy, the taste was out of this world!! I then tried the oil for various other reasons. Poor Louie (my little cat) has an eye infection, so I spoke to his vet about the coconut oil and he said it was a good idea. I dabbed a small bit of the oil onto his tear duct to help clear it. Louie actually love the taste of the oil, it's sweet, and it seems to be helping with the infection.
If your looking for a great cooking oil, Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is the way to go and the only oil I'll be buying in the future.
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Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.