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Packed in the USA, Tropical Plantation products are made without GMOs or pesticides and retain all of the great benefits that these super-foods have to offer.
Our Oils are multi-purpose oils with a variety of uses:
Tropical Plantation Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (OVCO) is cold-pressed and made from fresh, high quality coconuts. It is never refined, bleached, or chemically treated during production.
Tropical Plantation Organic Refined Coconut Oil is expeller-pressed, chemical free and made from high quality coconuts grown in tropical regions. Minimal Coconut Flavor and Scent.
Tropical Plantation 100% Pure Avocado Oil is cholesterol free and made from the finest Hass-Avocados. Grown and harvested with care, our Avocado Oil is cold-pressed and naturally refined.
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COCONUT OIL FAQ
Q. How do I use Tropical Plantation Coconut oil?
A. Replace other oils or butter at a 1:1 ratio, or for shortening, replace 1 part shortening with 3/4 part coconut oil. Either melt it or use it at room temperature depending on your needs. Keep in mind coconut oil will mix well when the rest of your ingredients are at room temperature. It makes a great replacement for less healthy alternatives like vegetable oils and shortening, which can contain GMOs and Trans fats. Use coconut oil at room temperature for flaky baked products. Melt coconut oil and use it in its liquid state to replace vegetable oil and butter.
Q. How is Organic Virgin Coconut Oil different from Refined Organic Coconut Oil?
A. Refined coconut oil has a higher smoke point than virgin coconut oil. You can cook with it at up to 400°F (versus 350°F for virgin coconut oil). It also has a neutral scent and flavor (versus virgin coconut oil which has a distinct coconut smell and flavor). This makes it ideal for recipes where a coconut flavor is not desired.
Q. Is it okay that my coconut oil is now liquid? It was solid when I purchased it at the store.
A. This is our most frequently asked question. Yes, it's perfectly okay. Coconut oil melts at about 76°F. Below this temperature it is a solid; above, it is a liquid.
Q. Does it need to be refrigerated?
A. This is our second most frequently asked question. No, coconut oil does not need to be refrigerated. As a matter of fact, if you put coconut oil in the refrigerator, it becomes nearly as hard as rock, a feature which can be useful in warm weather.
Q. What is the shelf life of Coconut Oil?
A. Tropical Plantations Coconut Oil is very stable with a shelf life of at least two years.
Q. What are the small brownish specks at the bottom of my coconut oil jar?
A. They are coconut fibers. They're perfectly normal, specifically called "copra".
Q. So it's good for your skin and hair as well?
A. Yes, coconut oil is a wonderful beauty aid. Try rubbing a few tablespoons of oil into your hair before a bath or shower. You can also use coconut oil as a lotion. Since coconut oils melts at 76°F, it absorbs easily and leaves your skin smooth and with a light, clean coconut scent. Tropical Plantation coconut oil is also a luscious massage oil.
AVOCADO OIL FAQ
Q. How is Tropical Plantation Avocado Oil refined?
A. By definition, refined oils are often called cooking oils – exactly what our avocado oil is intended for. We utilize a low heat proprietary process to extract the impurities in the oil that lower smoke point. We never use any chemicals, solvents, caustic soda or other harmful agents.
Q. How Can Tropical Plantation Avocado Oil be used?
A. Its the healthiest oil you can use when cooking at high heat, like stir-fry, bbq, broil or roasting. But because our oil has such a mild, pleasant taste and mouth feel, we recommend using it in all kinds of applications!
Store bought salad dressings are almost always made from canola/vegetable oil. Try making your own dressing with avocado oil for a much healthier salad. We recommend using it in sauces, dressings, marinades and desserts. Good, high quality olive oil can be expensive and strongly flavored. Avocado oil is the perfect heart healthy replacement. It is an all purpose oil with amazing health benefits!
Q: What does Avocado Oil taste like?
A. Tropical Plantation Avocado Oil has a clean, mild flavor with just a hint of nuttiness. It does not taste like avocados. It will feel smooth and light in texture. Some people even say our avocado oil has a slight buttery feel to it in texture.
As part of Lily of the Desert Healthy Food Division, Tropical Plantation maintains LOD's mission of "Retaining the Quality that Nature Created."
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