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I have done many reviews of Tropical Traditions‘ products and I don’t think it’s any surprise that I love everything I have tried. I have used their coconut flour many times before, but I’ve never had the opportunity to review it. So, here we go!
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Tropical Traditions’ Coconut Flour
Coconut flour is the fiber from the coconut meat that is leftover from the oil extraction process. Tropical Traditions’ coconut flour comes from the meat that is used to make their Virgin Coconut Oil. It is certified organic, contains no sweeteners (but has a natural sweetness), and has not been treated with sulfites. Coconut flour is naturally gluten-free, which makes it a great option for gluten-free baking. Even if you’re not strictly gluten-free, it is fantastic to use because it is high in fiber and protein. You will notice a difference in how full you feel after eating something made with coconut flour. Coconut flour is very filling.
It is important to understand that coconut flour cannot be used at a 1:1 ratio to wheat flour. They are not the same, nor will they act the same in your dish. Because coconut flour is so high-fiber, it will quickly soak up any liquids you have. In my experience with baking with coconut flour, you will typically only need about 1/4 of a cup, sometimes 1/3 of a cup, for every 1 cup of wheat flour the recipe calls for. It is also helpful to increase the number of eggs that you use in your recipes, since coconut oil contains no gluten. If you want to boost the fiber in your baked goods, Tropical Traditions recommends substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with coconut flour. All that said, I don’t recommend just substituting coconut flour for wheat flour in everything you make. They are two very different ingredients and the end products may or may not turn out correctly.
My best advice? Before you go out and start baking with coconut flour, I recommend trying your hand at some tried-and-true recipes. It is better to follow a recipe that is already successful, rather than ending up with a bowl of inedible glop, or a pan of dried out hockey pucks. Not that I speak from personal experience, of course. 😉
If you want some successful recipes, here are some of my own that I suggest. These have all been created using Tropical Traditions’ coconut flour.
In addition to those, Tropical Traditions has a HUGE library of coconut flour recipes. I highly recommend checking it out for new recipe ideas! Whenever I’m in the mood to bake something, their recipe index is my first stop.
A Little More About Tropical Traditions
Did you know that 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 their virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils here.
What is Virgin Coconut Oil? Watch this video and find out all about their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high-quality coconut oils. I like their expeller-pressed coconut oil when I making something where I don’t want any coconutty flavor. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, (you can also read my post, 52+ Uses For Coconut Oil), and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online.
Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
In addition to coconut oil and other coconut products, they have a great line health and beauty products like soaps, lotions, and more, as well as lines of grass-fed and pastured meats and non-toxic household cleaning supplies.
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