Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate
Coconut is touted as one of the miracle foods of nature; lowering cholesterol, helping with weight loss and treating skin conditions are just three of the health benefits of consuming or applying coconut products. Tropical Traditions brings this healing, medicinal food to us in just about anyway you can possibly imagine Moisturizing Creams, Lip
Balms and Insect Repellents, not to mention as dried coconut, coconut oil and coconut peanut butter just to name a few.
Today we are focusing on Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate; what it amounts to is pure, organic coconut in a jar, pure and simple, not even any water added. It is a made with dried coconut meat, finely ground until a smooth, creamy consistency forms, a 70% fat coconut oil product though it is a food and not intended to be used as a cooking oil.
Coconut Popcorn – Low Calorie – Fiber and Flavor Rich
Cooking oil it may not be, but I live on a high fiber diet and eat popcorn several times a week. Knowing, thank you Dr. Oz, that coconut helps with weight loss (and I’m always watching my weight), I add a teaspoon or two of the Coconut Cream Concentrate to my popcorn when I am popping it, along with a teaspoon olive or canola oil and a bit of sea salt. I hold it up above the burner on medium heat (the Coconut Cream will burn on
high heat) and shake it constantly, never letting the pan touch the heating element or flame. I adore the slight coconut flavor it gives the popcorn.
Just remember, in cold weather, the Coconut Cream will harden because it is not an oil. Watch this video on Dr. Oz, as he explains that though coconut becomes solid, it doesn’t solidify in our veins like animal fat or lard.
Tropical Traditions should come out with a Coconut Popcorn in a big tin – healthy, low calorie, full
of good for you oil and deliciously full of fiber! Call me guys, I will be glad to help you develop it!
Some Questions Answered by Tropical Traditions:
“How is Coconut Cream
You can mix 1 or 2 teaspoons of Coconut Cream Concentrate with water or juice to make a creamy coconut drink. Many people put it in their coffee as a non-dairy creamer. It is also an excellent ingredient for cooking and baking. Because of its low moisture content, it can be mixed right in the batter or dough of breads and pastries. It can also enhance soups, be blended with smoothies, or made into ice cream. Many people just eat it straight, or spread it on breads and crackers, because it is so delicious! For some great recipes, get the Virgin Coconut Oil book. See also recipes below.
Note: in colder weather Coconut Cream Concentrate will become hard, due to the high amount of natural coconut oil and fiber. It needs to be warmed to liquefy. But this is a food, not a cooking oil. If you use high heat, it will burn.
How is Coconut Cream ConcentrateTM different from canned coconut milks and creams?
Commercial coconut milks and creams are generally sold in cans, or sometimes boxes and tetra packs. The main ingredient in these products is water. If the fat content is 17%, it is called “coconut milk.” If the fat content is 24%, it is
called “coconut cream.” But most of what you are purchasing is water.Coconut Cream Concentrate, on the other hand, has NO water, and is pure coconut. Unlike the commercial varieties, it also contains ALL the fiber of the coconut. Pure, dried coconut contains more fiber per gram than even oat bran! This fiber has been stripped out of commercial coconut milks and coconut creams. Also, almost all commercial coconut milks and creams have additives to prevent the water from separating from the coconut oil, and also have sulfites added to keep it white longer. Sometimes these additives are so small, that the FDA does not require them to list them on their labels as ingredients. Coconut Cream Concentrate, however, contains NO additives and NO preservatives at all: it is 100% natural coconut made from certified organic Philippine coconuts grown without pesticides or fertilizers. Coconut Cream Concentrate comes packaged in 1 pint or 1
quart glass jars.”
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