Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tropical Traditions Organic Soft White Winter Wheat Whole Grain Review & Giveaway

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I have reviewed several products from Tropical Traditions and have always been impressed with the quality and price. It is the only place I buy my coconut oil from!  I just recently reviewed a grain mill (click here to enter a giveaway for one!) and I explained a few basics of why you should grind your own grains. Be sure to check it out because you may learn something new! Now that I own a grain mill I had the opportunity to review a whole grain from Tropical Traditions.


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I was sent the 5 lb bag of Certified Organic Soft White Winter Wheat Whole Grain. These wheat berries are lower in protein and in gluten so it makes a lighter flour. In other terms this is usually known as Pastry Flour which is great for baked goods because it creates a lighter product. Sometimes using just using a whole wheat flour ground from hard wheat berries yields a heavier baked good and as a result looks or tastes "gummy".

These gorgeous soft white berries ground up to a beautiful light flour. The flavor is wonderful as well. I have used this pastry flour in a variety of items such as my whole wheat rolls, "pop tarts", fruit breads and cookies. I also tried using the pastry flour to make tortillas and a pie crust but didn't have great results, the flour is too fine. I found that using half pastry flour and half of my regular organic hard white wheat was the best combo when baking. This pastry flour has now become a staple in my pantry.

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WIN IT! Tropical Traditions is giving away a 5 lb bag of Organic Soft White Winter Wheat Whole Grain to Take Time to Smell the Rose reader! 

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number 6059810. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.


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                                    Giveaway ends Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.(CST) Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

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                                    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. The thoughts and opinions expressed on my blog are my own and are not swayed by any monetary or product compensation. My personal health experiences may not be a typical result for others.
                                     
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                                    I'd like to make coconut cookies with this wheat (I'm guessing you meant wheat, not oats).

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