Are seed butters replacing your favorite nut butter?


Seed butters could be the next food trend to hit store shelves. Why are consumers looking to these nut butter alternatives?

Seed butters could be the next food trend that foodies will want to follow. While nut butters and their popularity exploded in 2018, the next food trend will replace nuts with seeds. Could this nut alternative be jelly’s new best friend?

Nut butters have taken over store shelves. Beyond the traditional peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and even walnut butter have become extremely popular. These nut butters offer both different flavors and consistencies. The options are enticing for consumers who want to expand their flavor profiles.

Unfortunately, allergy sufferers don’t always appreciate the myriad of nut butter offerings. While these foods offer a goof fat profile, some people need to find alternatives. Seed butter can be that option.

Seed butter offers all the good fat, like a nut butter, but is allergy friendly. Options like sunflower, pumpkin and even watermelon seeds can be made into a seed butter. The flavors are different and can be quite enjoyable.

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Although some companies offer pre-made versions of these seed butters, many people can make their own recipe at home. With a good blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix, anyone can make a seed butter at home. A quick search of Pinterest shows numerous delicious recipes.

Sunbutter, made from sunflower seeds, has been become widely available. This seed butter has become a huge alternative for traditional peanut butter. Many schools offer sunbutter only because of the issues with peanut butter allergies. Truthfully, when paired with jelly on a sandwich, most kids won’t necessarily taste a difference.

Tahini, which is sesame butter, is becoming more popular in recipes. The toasted sesame seed butter offers a big punch of flavor. From a flavorful dip for vegetables to an ingredient in a sauce, this seed butter is definitely worth exploring.

Finding uses for all types of ingredients is becoming more and more important in today’s world. Why throw away watermelon seeds when they can be re-purposed into a tasty treat? Using all items, root to tip, helps to reduce food waste, a major issue in today’s society.

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