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    Coconut oil, is organic really that important on this one?

    So I'm still fairly new to this whole primal thing and I want to buy some coconut oil but i'm a little put off by the cost of the organic stuff.

    I did find that you can get coconut oil which has added beta caratine (good for you, right) and no other additives sold as popcorn oil though. It's not organic but from what I can tell it is 100% coconut oil...

    Price is only $0.164/oz from Amazon.com if you buy a gallon (and free supersaver shipping)
    The best price I can find for organic stuff is about $0.47/oz

    Thats a huge savings.

    So, opinions on this one?

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    Search for a recent thread discussing this. The short answer is no.
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    Thanks Karin. I did dig around before putting the post up but I'm not seeing the post you mention. Can you link it here?

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    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread28669.html I looked it up and it actually talks about coconut milk, but the answer is the same.
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    Awesome. Thanks.

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    I don't think getting organic is that important for coconut oil, but you may want to make sure that the popcorn oil on Amazon is not hydrogenated.

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    The page for it doesn't specify if it is hydrogenated but it does melt at 72 degrees F...

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    I bought some really cheap coconut oil at Wal-Mart (it was next to the Crisco ...... Its called LouAna, I plan on using it for my dry skin and hair and buying some of the better cold-pressed organic stuff on Amazon (Nutiva). It turns out the Amazon stuff is about the same price per oz.

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    The popcorn coconut oil is disgusting. It doesn't taste or smell like coconut oil. I suggest you skip it and get the good stuff. It may seem too expensive but its worth it. if you stick to just eating it, it will last longer.
    Calm the f**k down.

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