sunflower seed butter

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If You're Adventurous and Up for Something Different...
Primarily marketed as a nut-free alternative spread, sunflower seed butter is made from the kernels of sunflower seeds. We'll be honest: It has a unique taste that doesn't closely resemble any other nut butter. Think somewhat bitter, and a little earthy. Give it a try, though, and you might just love's especially good in granola bars or as a sauce for vegetables, similar to the way you'd use tahini (mix it with some soy sauce, olive oil and as much water as you need to make it a drizzly consistency). Bonus: Sunflower seed butter is higher in magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin E than peanut butter.