How To Choose A Healthy Peanut Butter Alternative

You already know that if you or your child has a peanut allergy you need to avoid peanut butter. Some allergists recommend that you avoid all nuts if you are allergic to peanuts, but you may be able to eat cashew butter. Ask your allergist for testing to see if you can safely eat nuts despite your peanut allergy.

Sunflower Seed Spread

Many people who have experienced peanut allergy symptoms try sunflower seed spread and prefer it to peanut butter. It has a taste that is similar to peanut butter, but it is slightly different. This spread is available online and it is becoming more popular in supermarkets everywhere. The nutrients of sunflower seed spread are similar to nut spreads, and it has a high monosaturated fat level that is heart-healthy. These fats are known for reducing cholesterol.

Cashew Butter

Cashew butter is another spread that can be used for those with a peanut allergy. This spread is also similar to peanut butter, but it does not have as much protein as peanut butter or almond butter. It does have higher levels of magnesium, which is required by the human body for bone and heart functioning.

Soy Butter

Soy butter is another spread that can be substituted for peanut butter. It is a complete protein and has other nutrients that are similar to other nut butters. Soy butter contains less total and saturated fat than peanut butter.

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