Nut butters are so 2016. Sunflower seed butter — or sunbutter — is a healthy alternative for anyone with a tree nut allergy, Everyday Health reported. The spread is easy to digest and boasts tons of health benefits.

“Sunbutter has significantly more unsaturated fat, magnesium, and vitamin E than peanut butter,” Keri Glassman, the founder of Nutritious Life and The Nutrition School, told Well and Good.

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Still not convinced? We’ve delved deeper into these benefits and listed more health reasons that you should be eating sunbutter.


Both sunflower seed and peanut butters contain the same amount of fat — about 16 grams per 2-teaspoon serving. reported that 2 grams of sunbutter’s fat grams are actually heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and not saturated like in the nut butter.


“A lot of customers love sunbutter because it’s very easy to digest,” Anna Speaks, a sales and marketing specialist at organic food brand Dastony, told Well and Good.

Sunbutter has double the amount of good fiber compared to its peanut-based counterpart.


Everyday Health reported that some sunbutter brands offer more magnesium, niacin, and vitamin E to your diet than both almond and peanut butters.

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A 2-teaspoon serving of sunbutter boasts about 7 grams of protein, which is around 14 percent of your daily recommended intake, according to


Additionally, sunflower seed butter contains no cholesterol. “Bad” cholesterol can clog arteries and make them less flexible, according to the American Heart Association.

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