Hold The Peanuts, Use Sunbutter Instead

14793667_10209569298762597_1935648681_n.jpgEvery week when I go shopping, I alternate between peanut butter, almond butter, and Sunbutter. Because Sunbutter is lesser known, I thought I’d do a review of it.

As you probably guessed, Sunbutter is made with sunflower seeds. It comes in a few different varieties, we usually get the regular smooth kind. But it also comes in crunchy, organic, and no sugar added.

Sunbutter is similar to peanut butter, but there’s a distinct difference in taste. Needless to say, it tastes just like sunflower seeds. If you love sunflower seeds, you’ll love Sunbutter. When I first tried it, I wasn’t very fond of the flavor. But after getting used to it, I now really like it. 

The texture of Sunbutter is very similar to peanut butter, just not as thick. Which makes it easier to spread. When I first open a jar of Sunbutter, I usually have to stir it because the oil sits on top.

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Sunbutter is a great alternative for people who can’t eat nut butter. You can use it just like regular PB. I’ve even seen people make Sunbutter Cups (PB cups) with it.

As far as nutrition goes, Sunbutter and Skippy Peanut Butter, for example, have similar amounts of fat, calories, carbs, and sugar.

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The reason I started using Sunbutter is actually because I was suspecting PB was making me break out. I’ve heard about this happening with some people, but everyone is different. Wanting to test my theory, I switched to Sunbutter. I do use almond butter sometimes, but it’s so expensive. As far as the breakouts, it’s hard to say for sure what the cause was. But I’m happy with Sunbutter. I encourage you to try it!

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