Product review: Sunbutter Natural Sunflower Seed Spread

Looking to lose the legumes? Pitch the peanuts? Toss the tree nuts? Alleviate the allergies?

Sunbutter Natural’s seedy little Sunflower Spread could be what’s missing from your kitchen.

The ingredients, Ingrid? Simple, Simon: Sunflower Seed, Dehydrated Cane Syrup, Salt and Natural Mixed Tocopherols to preserve freshness.

At only 3 net carbs per 2 Tbsp serving, this new favorite of mine is gluten free and peanut free (processed in a peanut free and tree nut free facility), which means it’s safe to send to school with your kids, even if they sit right next to the child with the peanut/tree nut (hey, it rhymes) allergy.

The consistency at room temperature is soft-solid, but you can refrigerate to keep the oil from separating from the nut butter (I just keep a knife handy and stir prior to use).

In terms of flavor, I actually prefer its sunflower undertones to peanut butter, so you can bet I’ll  definitely be placing its smooth sunbutteriness in my cart from here forward–especially for that low carb count.

Want to go without the sugar? Try their Organic Unsweetened. The net carb count is the same, but you get the unadulterated good stuff. I’ll be looking for this next.

SunButter Natural Sunflower Seed Spread
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Price:  $5.49 16 oz. container
Usefulness: In any application where peanut butter is typically used
Negative: Contains sugar in the form of cane syrup, but the carb count remains the same as their sugar free version.
Found: Store Locator
Website: Link

Disclosure: This product was not provided free of charge, and has not affected my opinion of the stuff.  

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  1. I just LOVE peanut butter, but many of the other nut buttas I'm not such a fan. I definitely will try this one.

  2. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Hey, Cat! I am not a fan of almond butter, so I took a chance on the Sun Butter. I'm glad I did! You might be a little surprised by the taste at first (it's butter made from sunflower seeds) but I actually prefer it to peanut butter.

  3. wish the carb count wasn't that same in the unsweetened version. makes me think there's something a little bit askew in that picture….

  4. grannymumantoog says

    @ aimeezing: Although there could be some hidden carbs, the first one could have ingredients that are 0.4, 1.4 or 2.4 and they could still report that as 3 carbs since they don't have to say something has 1 carb unless it's .5 or higher. Plus the first one could have hidden carbs too & I don't know how they came up with 2 extra grams of fiber to deduct. The second one, however, could actually be 3 net carbs since the sunflower seeds themselves would have approx. that amount of carbs, fiber etc.

  5. thanks for the clarification. i guess nutritional information is just a guideline, not completely accurate. but i do know that….!

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