While peanut butter is arguably one of the best spreads ever created, there are many of us who’ve had to deprive our tastebuds of the joy it can bring.
Thanks to allergies, intolerances and safety regulations, more and more people are on the hunt for the best alternative and I am pleased to announce I’ve found it!
I don’t know about you, but other peanut butter alternatives just don’t cut it for me.
All the other nut butters aren’t an option I can choose, tahini is too sour (unless I use far too much honey) and the brands of soybean butter I’ve tried were either too sweet or don’t taste quite right.
But during a recent shopping trip at my local Supabarn (a family owned supermarket chain which select stores across the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales), I stumbled upon a little tub of something called Freenut Butter.
After getting my head around the puntastic name, a quick look at the label confirmed that this was going to be the answer to my peanut butter woes.
But this spread not only tastes just like regular peanut butter, it even has the same delightful crunchy texture.
Who knew roasted sunflower seeds could be such a lifesaver?
“Ground specially selected and roasted sunflower seeds went into this nutritiously packed spread that can function as a direct peanut butter replacement, allowing for a peanut free and great tasting food for your family!” the label explained.
The spread is made up of Sunflower seed (85% minimum), salt, sugar, emulsifier and a mix of sunflower oil and soy oil. It’s peanut free, dairy free and gluten free so I felt safe enough to give it a try.
And I am SO glad I did because my life has never been the same.
Whether it’s spread on toast, bagels, an apple or any other way I’ve tried it, Freenut Butter has yet to fail.
Plus, you could argue that it’s healthier than regular peanut butter because it has less saturated fat and has more magnesium and vitamin E.
It’s currently available to buy in Supabarn stores and on several health and wellness sites such as Aussiehealth.com, where you can get your hands on the crunchy, smooth and “no sugar added” options.
And the best part is there are loads of recipes online if you ever want to try your hand at making your own batch.
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