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Well… who doesn’t like fudge?! This Raw Chocolate Mint Fudge is delicious, deep in favor, but not so rich that you can’t enjoy it bite after bite. I have been taking a new (well to me) coconut oil test run, this time I am using Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil and I have to say that I just love it. I am a huge fan of coconut and the first thing I do every time I open the jar is hold it under my nose and take a large whiff! Aah, I just love the smell. There are so many wonderful health benefits to coconut, so finding ways to get it into your diet is very beneficial! The Tropical Traditions brand is produced by coconut farming families in the Philippines. They use old-fashioned traditional methods that have been in use for hundreds of years. The coconut trees and family owned production facilities are also certified organic.
One of the major benefits of coconut oil is the nutritional value of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). The percentage of MCFAs in coconut oil is similar to human breast milk. According to researchers to ingest an equivalent amount of MCFAs that a nursing infant would receive, an adult would need about 3 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day. It is recommended that you consume this amount throughout the day along with foods that are high in fiber and protein. However, for those not used to coconut oil in their diet, it is best to start out with a much smaller dose, to see how your body reacts.
I want to share more about the health benefits of coconut oil but before I get into that, let’s jump into this recipe, whip up a batch so you can be nibbling on it while you snuggle down to do some more reading. :)
Ingredients: yields 13 x 9 pan
Hmmm, SOMEBODY was sneaky and snuck a snack!!!
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.