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    Peanut Butter - Organic or Not


    I have been reading everywhere that organic peanut butter is better. Is this that big of a deal? When I look at the nutrition facts of most organic peanut butter and Peter Pan(the best) they are pretty identical. Is eating organic vs. regular a must or just slightly better? Thanks.

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    Most choose organic for a number of reasons. 1. They're scared to consume possible pesticides in commercial products aka their worried about personal and enviormental health 2.(the biggest reason I believe) They want to avoid the hydrogenation aspects of the commercial blends. Trans fats have been positively linked to heart disease onset in various studies. I guess it kind of goes with the personal health aspects I alluded to earlier.

    Grab a container of both commercial and organic pb(like smucker's) and you should notice the lack of the word 'hydrogenated' on the organic label.
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    Natural PB does not necessarily mean 'Organic'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    Natural PB does not necessarily mean 'Organic'.
    Word.
    Natty PB is the stuff that seperates in the fridge, thick a fukc, and somewhat dry.
    Organic is the previous. Only the proccess is changed and certain preservatives might not be in there.
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    is natty smuckers peanut butter THAT different from jiffy's or skippy's peanut butter? would it make a huge difference in my weight gainer shake??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    Natural PB does not necessarily mean 'Organic'.
    Dis be tru. I sometimes lump'em together in my head, as both have minimal processing and additives. Organic = less pesticides, enviormentally friendly agriculture. Natural = no hydrogenation.

    Quote Originally Posted by aztec127 View Post
    is natty smuckers peanut butter THAT different from jiffy's or skippy's peanut butter? would it make a huge difference in my weight gainer shake??
    A calorie is a calorie, so if your not worried about trans-fat consumption and you want to gain weight, then it'll work. I personally like to keep my calorie increases clean as possible so I opt for the natural stuff.
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    The natural PB also contains a significant amount less sugar than the Jiffy (or similar brands). Thats a large reason why I use Natty PB now, although it tastes like cardboard. For shakes and the like you can't taste the difference. And if you put it on toast or a bagel add a little bit of organic honey on top to sweeten it.

    When I was bulking in college I just ate normal PB and it helped me get the necessary calories to gain weight. I've only switched to natty PB since I graduated and thats because I'm working on recomp and could do without the extra sugar. It's really up to you, but I'm sure everyone has their preference.
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    What are some brands of natty PB?
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    You can get smuckers at pretty much any grocery store around and at walley world. It's usually the kind I go with.

    http://www.smuckers.com/fg/peanutbutter/default.asp
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    I like the 'Adams Natural'. It's now owned by Smuckers too.
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    Naturally More. All kinds of good stuff added in, and it tastes good too!


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    and all this time I thought peanut butter was peanut butter.

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    You guys forgot the fact that natural pb contains NO HYDROGENATED OIL! Whic is why I personally buy natural.
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    You guys forgot the fact that natural pb contains NO HYDROGENATED OIL! Which is why I personally buy natural.
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    Im not so concerned with organic myself... but it has to be natural
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    You guys forgot the fact that natural pb contains NO HYDROGENATED OIL! Which is why I personally buy natural.
    Didn't forget to mention it as that is the reason to buy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    You guys forgot the fact that natural pb contains NO HYDROGENATED OIL! Which is why I personally buy natural.
    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    2.(the biggest reason I believe) They want to avoid the hydrogenation aspects of the commercial blends. Trans fats have been positively linked to heart disease onset in various studies. I guess it kind of goes with the personal health aspects I alluded to earlier.

    Grab a container of both commercial and organic pb(like smucker's) and you should notice the lack of the word 'hydrogenated' on the organic label.
    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Organic = less pesticides, enviormentally friendly agriculture. Natural = no hydrogenation.

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    I totally read "pesticides" as pesticles. I was like, what are pesticles??? bug testicles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    ^^^
    Great way to sum it all up!
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    I'll be sure to look into the brands you've all suggested. I should be going to the grocery store in a couple of days.
  

  
 

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