Virgin Coconut Oil - Gold Label - 1 Gallon
Supplying Coconut Oil to America for 18 Years!
Hand-made in small batches - not mass-produced by machine
Wet-milled from fresh coconut milk
High heat used to extract antioxidants (why cold-pressed is NOT best)
Tested for the herbicide glyphosate
This is The First Virgin Coconut Oil Sold in America!
Tropical Traditions began exporting Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US in 2001.
At that time, there were only one or two other companies in the US even selling coconut oil, and they were highly refined coconut oils, mostly used for cosmetics and skin care products.
The prevailing belief was that coconut oil was dangerous to consume as an edible oil, due to its high saturated fat content.
But having lived in the Philippines for several years, I was forced to challenge my own thinking that coconut oil was bad, seeing first hand how the older generations in rural areas consumed home-made coconut oil from fresh coconuts, and thriving from a high-fat diet where coconut oil was their main dietary oil.
We started making our own coconut oil by hand, the traditional way, and consuming it as a family. We decided to make this product available to the US market. Distinguishing this hand-made traditional coconut oil from the refined coconut oils mass produced by machine, we called it "Virgin Coconut Oil."
We were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US market. The success overwhelmed us.
Today, more than 18 years later, there are other companies now selling coconut oil again in the US, most of them mass-produced by machines.
But we are committed to time-honored traditional practices that have produced natural coconut oils for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
Our Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is still made by hand by small-scale family producers in the Philippines.
These producers have learned a lot of things over the years, since most of them have been producing this oil for over 18 years now.
Independent laboratory analysis shows this to be one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants using a wet-milling process.
This hand-made artisinal Virgin Coconut Oil is marketed in the US under the Tropical Traditions Gold Label brand. It meets our strictest standards to earn this designation, and is also now part of our Glyphosate-tested program.
Today when you buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, you are buying the highest quality coconut oil we have to offer, and it is still made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.
We are not aware of any other hand-made coconut oil like it in the market!
Brian Shilhavy, Founder, Tropical Traditions, Inc.
Is Virgin Coconut Oil the healthiest oil on earth?
Read the coconut oil research here!
Characteristics of Our Gold Label® Virgin Coconut Oil
This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil.
Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines.
Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest.
The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world!
Testing done in independent laboratories on coconut oil antioxidants reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils.
The fresh coconut meat is shredded and then the water from inside the coconuts is added to make coconut milk (wet-milled). The coconut milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water.
The oil is then heated for a short time and filtered from the curds (coconut solids).
No chemicals are used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids.
We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years.
The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year.
This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label Standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.
What is “Virgin Coconut Oil?”
Transporting coconuts far away from the pollution of any city or roads in the rural mountain areas of Mt. Banahaw in the Philippines, in preparation to make Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
Tropical Traditions is America’s favorite brand of coconut oil!
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Note: All orders are shipped from within the US.
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I have been using this oil for years - 2nd to none! It is such good quality and I use it for so many things; from cooking to cosmetic use! Been a staple in my household for years.
I have not opened it yet, but I have loved your product in the past and I expect to enjoy it again. Thank you.
I am so pleased to find a quality oil in bulk. Most natural food stores carry small jars that can be shockingly expensive. And I need it in bulk because this oil is a MAJOR staple in my house. Not only does it go in all my baked goods that call for oil, but it makes its way into my home-made soaps, lotions, deodorants, and scrubs. Thank you for what your company does to bring us these products. For those of us concerned with our health, it is gold for us to find those few companies who value it as much as we do! Also, gold stars for packaging! Not thinking it through, I ordered this in the hottest part of summer. Of course, the oil arrived on my doorstep completely liquefied. There was only a tiny amount of leakage onto the box, but when you consider how some of these packages are handled...I have to say I was impressed with how well it was sealed. I will remember next time to order in cooler weather!
It tastes wonderful. It’s light, melts quickly, and adds just a hint of coconut on fried potatoes. Excellent quality.
I have been using Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil for years now and it is the only brand I buy. It is high quality and tastes great. Works great in any recipe I have tried that calls for oil.