Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tropical Traditions Flax Seed Giveaway




Have you ever used flax seed? Maybe you just didn't know what to do with it. Well, perhaps it's time to talk about it.
Flax seed comes form a beautiful plant with bright blue flowers. The seed is high in Omega 3 which is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease, among many other things such as reduce risk of breast cancer, prostrate cancer, prevent dry eye, and so on. You get the picture. Although whole flax seed is good, it is best if you grind it first. It is more easily absorbed into the system. You can simply use a coffee grinder but it is best to dedicate one just for this purpose. Be sure to use the seed as soon as possible because the oil may evaporate, leaving the seed less than desired. Tropical Traditions offers Whole Golden Flax Seed which is 100% Organic, USDA Certified, and that's a bonus right there!

So you'd like to try it, but don't know how to use it, right?
It's simple. Here are a few suggestions for you:
Add 1-2 T in juice or water for your daily intake of fiber.
Add ground flax seed to baked potatoes, stir fry, soups or stew, or top your favorite cereal or yogurt with a teaspoon or two. Also great as a salad topper.
Bake into cookies muffins, breads, etc.
Steep 1 T in 3 T hot water for an egg substitute for a gluten free recipe.

See where I'm going? Use your imagination!
I put it on my homemade dog food each morning, and my pooch loves it. Here the rule is 1/2 t. per 10 pounds of dog. (For my dog food recipe, visit Tedibles, my new pet web site.)



If you're a little skittish about buying flax seed when you've never used it before, here's your chance to win a 1 pound bag and give it try for yourself! Tropical Traditions can't wait to give you a free bag. Here's all you have to do:



1. Leave a comment after visiting the Tropical Traditions web site about something new you learned there..


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.


3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter, then come back and tell me that you have done that.


5. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!


Open to US & Canada residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Friday, May 21st at midnight EST.

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.












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121 comments:

debbie said...

I learned they sell coconut water vinegar.
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slb3334 said...

they sell a wide variety of organic products.

Wehaf said...

I learned that Golden Flaxseed is unique in that 48% of its total fat content is omega-3 fatty acids..

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Amber said...

I learned that if your body is used to a low-fat diet regimen, The most common reaction to coconut oil is diarrhea.
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deedleweedle said...

I learned that they sell coconut water vinegar which I've never heard of.

Dana said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions exists! I had not heard of it before I visited this blog for the first time today, and it looks like a great company. It also looked like they have some recipes.

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Jaime said...

All of the information on Tropical Traditions is amazing. I am amazed at all the Coconut health benefits!

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Sweetscove said...

I learned that you can use flax seed as a binder in recipes, like eggs.
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mverno said...

sell coconut water vinegar mverno@roadrunner.com

Jenna Wood said...

I learned they are a leading distributor of coconut oil!


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Jenna Wood said...

I am a Google follower!


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Michael said...

I learned that when Abraham Lincoln served as president of the United States in 1862, about 48 percent of the people living in the U.S. were farmers. Today, that figure is less than 1%. No wonder it is so hard to get real food at the grocery store.

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Michael said...

I'm a Google Follower (Michael and Carrie).

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Dale said...

I learned that you can use flax seed as a binder in recipes, like eggs.

sksweeps said...

I learned that when water was scarce, Using true Filipino ingenuity, they started collecting and using the pure nutritious coconut water from inside the organic coconuts instead.

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Lauren said...

I have been wanting to try tropical traditions products for some time. They have great organics, and really have a good consumer approach to products they offer. Great giveaway!

Sue Sweeps said...

I learned they also sell household cleaning products.

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CathyH said...

They have great recipes to try
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Sue E said...

I learned Golden Flaxseed is unique in that 48% of its total fat content is omega-3 fatty acids.

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Joannie said...

I never knew that coconut was so healthy or that Tropical Traditions made so many coconut products: vinegar, oil, etc.
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Sarah said...

I love flaxseed! It's a great way for me to add to my daily fiber intake. I like to add it to my oatmeal, homemade granola, and other warm cereals. My Mom also sneaks some into her homemade bread.

Anonymous said...

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I like their coconut oil

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jennifer57 said...

I learned about other foods (that i wasn't aware of) that you could try putting flax into.

bison61 said...

I read that if you refrigerate or freeze Virgin Coconut Oils the taste changes completely, and some describe it like a “candy” or “white chocolate.” Some people use it as a spread, and a lot of people put it into their coffee or tea.

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jgos said...

When visiting the Tropical Traditions website, I learned that not only are their products organic but they are firmly against genetically modified foods(GMOs). jgs0925 at gmail dot com

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lori said...

i would like to try something from tropical traditions, i subscribe to the newsletter and am happy to see such wonderful sounding products available.

tammy r said...

I learned their soap is just the coconut oil.

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karen said...

The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy. Thanks.

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angie lilly said...

I learned this: "6. Is Coconut Oil a liquid or a solid?

Coconut oil is liquid above 75 degrees F. (25 C.), and below that it will be a solid fat. It can be stored in either form, and it can be liquefied easily by applying low level heat."
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Gale said...

You might want to know your link has two htmls (it looks like this: http://http//www.tropicaltraditions.com/ ) and so it doesn't work just by clicking, but when I copypasted it and removed the second html I was able to get in fine. I learned a gluten free coconut almond cookie recipe on their blog.

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Debra said...

I discovered that you can use flax seed in cake mix!

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Anonymous said...

Flax seed can be used as a binder is what I learned!

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Dina said...

I learned that people on the Philippines have youthful looking skin because they use coconut oil products! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

Dina said...

I am a GFC follower of your blog.

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I am a feed subscriber.

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suzie said...

I learned that coconut oil is healthy

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Nancy said...

I learned that they sell Organic Chocolate!

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Anonymous said...

sell cleaning products

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Carolsue said...

Coconut oil is NOT destroyed or changed chemically in anyway from its original form by using low heat.
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I learned that since 1862 the number of farmers has gone down to only about 1 per cent!

Scott said...

learned: "1. Do you sell your Cocofeed?

No. We are not a feed company, and feed sources will vary depending on one’s location in the US. We are working to have some feed mills across the country carry the coconut pulp so that they can mix feeds like this for purchase. Contact us for the latest news on which feed mills might be stocking this."
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orchidfae said...

i learned about coconut water vinager

Smooshy said...

i learned that they sell cleaning products!

Trish said...

I learned that they sell eggs from cage-free birds. (And they have a wonderful website!)

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Renee said...

I learned that they sell cook books such as, the Virgin Coconut Oil cook book, that have recipes in which you can use their products.
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I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.
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tina reynolds said...

They sell a wide range of products, I would love to try their peanut butter thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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i follow your blog

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Jennifer said...

I learned that coconut oil has healthy fats.

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I am subscribed to TT sales newsletter.

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Amanda said...

I learned some delicious recipes!

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deedleweedle said...

I learned they have coconut flour.

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I learned that coconuts can be classified as a nut, a fruit, and a vegetable. The meat of the coconut is usually referred to as fruit, the coconut itself is a nut or seed, and the oil made from coconuts is classified as a “vegetable oil” in terms of commodity trading.

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FDP 4 Life said...

i love that they have such a huge selectoin

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purango said...

I learned that when Abraham Lincoln served as President of the United States in 1862, about 48 percent of the people living in the U. S. were farmers. Today that figure is less than 1%. garrettsambo@aol.com

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I learned about their all natural pest killer: Bug Arrest. "Bug Arrest is an ecologically safe and effective pest management solution. It is a non-toxic product containing natural enzymes that devour the exoskeletons of pests"

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Donna said...

I learned they sell coconut flakes.
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Gianna said...

They also sell coconut oil :)

Anonymous said...

that they sell coconut water vinegar ty.
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