Ask the Nutritionist
Q: Can I eat sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter?
Jill, Newton, Massachusetts
A: Sunflower seed butter can be a great alternative to peanut butter. There are many different types of nut and seed butters in supermarkets that can be used interchangeably depending on your allergies and/or taste preferences.
Look for nut butters without any added oils, sugars, or salt. Some options include: almond, sunflower seed, cashew, hazelnut, walnut and the classic peanut butters. They are all rich sources of protein and essential fatty acids. Sunflower seeds are also a healthy source of calcium and iron.