Palm Shortening Giveaway from Tropical Traditions

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It’s no secret that I love Tropical Traditions. Their coconut oil is the best I’ve found. Read this article to learn lots of uses for coconut oil.

Besides their coconut oil, I absolutely love their Palm Shortening!!  What? (you might be thinking)  Shortening??!!  Isn’t shortening evil?? Regular ol’ shortening that you find at the store is NOT good for us.  It is hydrogenated, not easily digested, and not a healthy fat at all.

But Palm Shortening – especially this high quality palm shortening from Tropical Traditions?  I completely trust it.  It is not hydrogenated.  It is not a trans fat.  Our bodies recognize it and can utilize it.  It can be heated to high temperatures and will not go rancid.  Palm Shortening is wonderful and healthy!

If you’ve heard anything about the production of palm oil and how it negatively effects our environment – displacing human and animal populations, we do have reason to be concerned.  However, I want you to know that you can trust Tropical Traditions to be safe, environmentally friendly, and careful.  Here’s what they have to say about it:

Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening comes from small scale family farms in South America. These farmers are certified by ProForest, which ensures that they meet strict social, environmental and technical criteria. With regard to environmental criteria, the assessments are carried out at the landscape and operational level at both the farms and processing facilities. These assessments cover environmental impact on the soil, water, air, biodiversity and local communities. The lands the farmers use are not lands that were deforested. The lands used to grow the palm fruit are lands previously used for agricultural purposes (cattle, rice, banana).

So how do you use Palm Shortening?  Well, my favorite uses include making Whole Wheat Pie Crust, making Whole Wheat Quick Mix, and frying foods.

Today, Tropical Traditions is giving away a gallon-sized bucket of their organic Palm Shortening!  Interested in winning this great prize?  Tropical Traditions requires their giveaway winners to be on their newsletter list, so if you haven’t already, head on over and sign up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter.  I love receiving them because I always stay informed of their sales that way.  :)  Once you’ve done that, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.

I’ll draw a random winner on Tuesday, May 28.  Be watching for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen!

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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  1. Mary says

    I subscribe to the TT newsletter!
    We really like potatoes fried in palm shortening. They are the best!

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  2. Shauna says

    I love Tropical Traditions! I use their coconut oil as well as their Palm oil shortening. I’m actually almost out of my shortening, so I’d love to win it! I use it in my pie crusts, cornbread, cake/brownie mixes, biscuit/pancake mix, anywhere a recipe calls for shortening or vegetable oil. I’m so glad that I started reading and researching ingredients. I would never go back to the other shortening.

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  3. Dawn says

    We visited some family members who are missionaries in Africa and were introduced to palm oil there. Would love to be able to have some again. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  4. Margot C says

    I’ve been on their newsletter list for a long time (I hope that counts!) and I love the coconut oil – which I use for everything! – but I haven’t had this shortening

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  5. Susan H. says

    I’ve never tried palm shortening and would love to try it. I’m already a subscriber to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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    Susan H. Reply:

    Just realized this giveaway has passed, will try next time.

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