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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tropical Traditions Organic Atchara Review and Giveaway

What in the world is Atchara?

That is the question I was wondering as I came across Tropical Traditions Organic Atchara. Turns out, it is  a traditional Philippine fermented dish made with unripe raw green papaya, fresh raw ginger root, and other raw ingredients in a vinegar base. As kimchi is to the Koreans, chutney to the Indians, and sauerkraut is to the Germans, so atchara is a traditional fermented dish valued in Philippine culture.

The first thought that came to my mind after I read that was, "This stuff is amazingly healthy!" Fermented food has a very high nutritional content, not to mention that papaya, ginger, garlic and the raw coconut water vinegar are also very healthy ingredients.

Plus, Tropical Traditions is committed to time-honored traditional practices, and I trust their products to be some of the highest quality to be found.While most of the atchara available in the Philippines is made with distilled vinegar, Tropical Traditions decided to develop its own raw vinegar which is fermented from coconut water - the water inside coconuts. After several years of research, they successfully fermented their organic coconut water into a healthy vinegar rich in all the minerals available in coconut water, and stable enough to keep it raw with the mother of vinegar present. This is truly a raw and "live" food that has NOT been pasteurized. All of the ingredients are organic and supplied by small-scale family farmers, so you are supporting families in the Philippines when you purchase Tropical Traditions Atchara.

So, what does Atchara taste like? Well, it is very unique. I would say it tastes like a good stir fry that has ginger and garlic in it. It is a little sweet and a little sour. My son and husband go gonzo for it just plain. I like it better served with rice and stir fry or chicken.

I am just thrilled to have found such a great healthy product to add to my family's meals. You just can't beat Atchara when it comes to adding live enzymes and nutrients to your meals! And at only 28 calories and NO FAT per serving, it adds a lot of flavor without hardly any calories or fat.

You can purchase Atchara for $12.99 for a 16 oz. jar right on the website.

All of you can get your own complimentary copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book by taking part in their Referral Program. When you make your first order, please choose “Referred by a Friend” and enter my User ID: 6904404 on your first online order. The book will then be automatically added to your order. Here is a link to their customer service page so you can email them if you need some help placing your first web order to capture the free book.

Plus, we are giving away (1) 16 oz. jar of Atchara to (1) Lucky Winner!!

Here is how to enter this great giveaway:
Mandatory Entry:

1. Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.

For more entries:
Subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter. (1 entry)

Tell me what you would eat with your Atchara. (1 entry)

Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural and comment about it. (1 entry)

Vote for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs or We're on the Fence. (1 entry per vote)

Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.(2 entries)

Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter.(1 entry)

Follow @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.(1 entry)

Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook.(2 entries)

Comment on any of my posts about healthy and natural living that you have not commented on before. I love to hear your thoughts!! (1 entry)

The deadline for this giveaway is April 3rd at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win!

* 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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  7. I would try Atchara with potatoes, rice, or fried anything :)

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  38. I'd probably try it with rice and beans first.

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