SunButter Review, Ingredients, and Best Places to Buy


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SunButter is often recommended as a peanut butter substitute for those allergic to peanuts. Over the years of being a peanut-free home, SunButter has become our favorite nut-free spread. But what is SunButter made of and how does it taste? A cover everything you need to know in my honest SunButter Review below.

What is SunButter? SunButter is a popular allergy-friendly brand that makes Sunflower Seed Spread to use as an alternative to peanut butter. The main ingredient is roasted sunflower seeds and it is free from the top 8 food allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, milk, wheat, fish, and shellfish).

SunButter has five varieties. We are a family of four, and each of us has a different favorite! Read on for:

  • the SunButter ingredients for each option
  • a guide of where to buy each SunButter online
  • our taste test results of which SunButter is best
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SUNBUTTER INGREDIENTS

SUNBUTTERCOLORSUNBUTTER INGREDIENTS
Natural SunButterYellowRoasted Sunflower Seeds, Sugar, Salt
No Sugar Added SunButterOrangeRoasted Sunflower Seeds, Salt
Organic SunButterGreenOrganic Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Natural Crunch SunButterBlueRoasted Sunflower Seeds, Sugar, Salt
Creamy SunButterRedRoasted Sunflower Seeds, Mono- and Di-glycerides, Sugar, Salt

NATURAL SUNFLOWER BUTTER – YELLOW CAP

The SunButter with the yellow cap and label is the “Natural Sunflower Butter.” According to SunButter’s website, this is the “fan favorite.”

INGREDIENTS: Roasted Sunflower Seed, Sugar, Salt

TASTE TEST RESULTS: My husband’s favorite

All of the SunButters have a roasted sunflower seed taste, which is delicious and is the substitute that tastes most like peanut butter, in my opinion. This version is the only SunButter option available in our local Wal-Mart and it’s definitely sweeter than the others that do not contain sugar. If you’re used to creamy peanut butter that contains sugar, this will be the closest nut-free alternative.

WHERE TO BUY

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ORGANIC SUNFLOWER BUTTER – GREEN CAP

The SunButter with the green cap and label is the “Organic Sunflower Butter.”

INGREDIENTS: Organic Roasted Sunflower Seeds

TASTE TEST RESULTS: Our daughter’s favorite

This version of SunButter is the healthiest option. It’s the only one made with organic sunflower seeds and it’s the only one made with just one ingredient. If you’re looking for the healthiest peanut butter alternative, this sunflower butter is the one you’re looking for.

WHERE TO BUY

If you’re new to Thrive Market, get 25% off your first order! Using this link not only gets you an awesome discount, but it supports the Food Allergy Parents website. Thank you!


NO SUGAR ADDED SUNFLOWER BUTTER – ORANGE CAP

The SunButter with the orange cap and label is the “No Sugar Added Sunflower Butter.”

INGREDIENTS: Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Salt

TASTE TEST RESULTS: Our son’s favorite

This version of SunButter is a creamy and sugar-free option. If you’re looking for a sugar-free SunButter that’s smooth like peanut butter but less expensive than the organic version, this is your winner.

WHERE TO BUY

If you’re new to Thrive Market, get 25% off your first order! Using this link not only gets you an awesome discount, but it supports the Food Allergy Parents website. Thank you!


NATURAL CRUNCH SUNFLOWER BUTTER – BLUE CAP

The SunButter with the blue cap and label is the “Natural Crunch Sunflower Butter.”

INGREDIENTS: Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Sugar, Salt

TASTE TEST RESULTS: My favorite

This version of SunButter has just the right amount of crunch in every bite. If you like crunchy peanut butter best, this is the SunButter version you’ll like best.

WHERE TO BUY

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CREAMY SUNFLOWER BUTTER – RED CAP

The SunButter with the red cap and label is the “Creamy Sunflower Butter.”

INGREDIENTS: Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Mono- and Di-glycerides, Sugar, Salt

TASTE TEST RESULTS: Have not tried this one yet

This creamy version of SunButter is the only one with stabilizers as an ingredient to prevent oil separation and extend shelf life. It’s also the only one that comes in bulk sizes and on-the-go cups. If you’re looking for a sunflower butter that’s creamy, has no oil separation, or comes in bulk pails or individual cups, this is the one you want.

WHERE TO BUY

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DOES SUNBUTTER COME IN BULK?

You can order Creamy SunButter in 5 pound buckets from Amazon.

Check it out!


DOES SUNBUTTER COME IN INDIVIDUAL CUPS?

You can also order Creamy SunButter in convenient On-the-Go cups from Amazon.

Check out pack of six cups!

Check out pack of 200 cups!

CAN SUNBUTTER BE USED IN BAKING?

Absolutely! We use SunButter for everything we used to use peanut butter for. The substitution is 1-to-1, so one tablespoon of peanut butter can be substituted with one tablespoon of SunButter.

  • baking
  • smoothies
  • no-bake energy balls
  • toast
  • sandwiches
  • on veggies like celery
  • on fruit like apples

DOES SUNBUTTER HAVE TO BE REFRIGERATED?

Before it’s open, SunButter can be in a cupboard or pantry.

After it’s open, SunButter can be stored in the refrigerator for longer shelf life, but it also stores fine in a cool place.

IS SUNBUTTER CONSIDERED A NUT?

SunButter or any other brand of Sunflower Seed Spread is made from sunflower seeds, which are not considered a nut. Peanuts are legumes and Tree Nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio nuts, and walnuts.

WHAT DOES SUNBUTTER TASTE LIKE?

Roasted sunflower seeds. Raw sunflower spread does not have as much flavor, but the SunButter spread made with roasted sunflower seeds is really good.

DOES SUNBUTTER HAVE SUGAR?

The Natural (yellow), Crunchy (blue), and Creamy (red) SunButters have sugar.

The No-Sugar (orange) and Organic (green) do not have sugar.

We really appreciate these options.

IS SUNBUTTER SAFE FOR DOGS?

Yes! Our dog has eaten SunButter. If you have a peanut allergy, dog treats are a common place to find peanut butter flavorings. You can replace Peanut Butter with SunButter in any dog treat recipe, so the treats are safe for both your dog and people allergic to peanuts.

WHERE TO BUY SUNBUTTER

ONLINE: Amazon, Vitacost, Thrive Market, SunButter Direct

IN STORE: SunButter is sold in some Walmarts, Targets, Whole Foods, Publix, and Kroger.

IS SUNBUTTER FACILITY FREE FROM ALL TOP 8 FOOD ALLERGENS?

Yes! One of the biggest pros of SunButter is that their facility is free from all top 8 food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, milk, wheat/gluten, fish, and shellfish. Their labels are clear about common food allergens. Hooray for transparent labeling!

MORE NUT FREE SNACKS

While you’re thinking about your kiddo with food allergies, don’t forget to grab your free ALLERGY FRIENDLY SNACK GUIDE. It’s a 3-page guide with store-bought snacks that are:

  • gluten free / wheat free
  • peanut free
  • tree nut free
  • dairy free
  • egg free
  • soy free
  • shellfish free
  • fish free

This guide will definitely make food allergy shopping easier for you. Where can I send it? Sign up with your best email address below.

Top 8 Allergy Free Snacks Nut Free Dairy Free Gluten Free Soy Free Egg Free Food Allery Parents Free Guide

SAVE FOR LATER AND SHARE WITH OTHER FOOD ALLERGY PARENTS

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Always Check Food Labels Yourself

Ingredients and manufacturing procedures can change over time. Please recheck food labels to make sure they fit your dietary needs before eating.

I am a constantly-researching food allergy mom. However, I am not a medical professional and nothing on this blog should take the place of your doctor’s recommendations.

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