Sunflower Seed Butter??

Posted on: Mon, 03/22/2004 - 9:52am
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Are any of your PA/TN allergic able to eat this without problems?

Has anyone had a reaction to this??

I'm afraid to let my dd try it, she has had SoyNut Butter without problems but she is also allergic to sesame seeds!

Thanks

Posted on: Mon, 03/22/2004 - 10:29am
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MY dd who is PA/TNA eats sunbutter. I make my own. Just buy a bag of sunflower seeds,(check for nut warnings) not raw(doesn't taste as good)and throw them into a food processor, grind them up good. Then add little oil (i use safflower)until peanut butter consistency. Store in glass jar in fridge. It's great for PB & J sandwiches, or on toast, or for dipping celery!
Nancy

Posted on: Mon, 03/22/2004 - 11:05pm
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My dd eats sunbutter with no problem. I was so happy to find it, as we think it is much better than soy nut butter.

Posted on: Tue, 03/23/2004 - 12:16am
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Vegn67, where do you find safe sunflower seeds? Do you call the manufacturer, or read the lable only? All the brands I see around here also have peanuts in bags. I would love to find sunflower seeds for snacking and grinding. becca

Posted on: Tue, 03/23/2004 - 1:10am
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becca, Sunbutter sells safe sunflower seeds. They also have a safe trail mix. MY dh loves it.

Posted on: Tue, 03/23/2004 - 5:57am
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Chris from the host site asked me to make a comment and answer some questions. It is indeed gratifying to see all your positive comments about our SunButter. I did much of the work on developing this product. We cooperated with the USDA on making the product taste good. We test all our SunButter for peanut traces, we do not allow any peanuts in our facility and we grow our sunflower in the North Dakota where peanuts are not grown. We also roast and salt sunflower and soybeans. We buy from farmers and process directly so the product does not leave our posession during the process. We offer all these products and more on our web site of [url="http://www.sunbutter.com"]www.sunbutter.com[/url] We want to get our products into local stores but this is a long process. Healthfood stores stand a better chance of carrying our products. Schools should be able to order SunButter for next school year as a commodity. The USDA approved Sunflower Seed Butter, peanut free, for the school lunch program. Call your local school to get them to order it if you like that idea. Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have. Thanks again for your support.
Dan Hofland, VP of Marketing

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 6:22am
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Hmmmm this thread has prompted me to go to the site and order a sample. The last time the sunbutter became a big topic I ran to the site to order a jar to try and the shipping was more than the product. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I guess we'll try the sample and then I'll cross my fingers that shipping has been brought down to a reasonable amount if we want to order more....
Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 7:59am
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We were never big PB eaters before Ry was diagnosed with his PA, however, it is very nice to have a jar of a substitute kind of spread like SunButter. It is great with baking and I've fooled a hungry 15-year old boy with Peanut Butter Blossom cookies made with SunButter instead of PB. He never knew the difference. Also fooled a 10-year old girl with a SunButter Easter egg, she never knew it wasn't PB either. I kind of like the way the inside of the cookies turn green after 2 or 3 days too, since green's my favorite color. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Just placed an order this week for more to try different flavors too. Keep looking for the UPS guy since I expect him any day.
During Ry's 504 meeting, I plan on making some SunButter baked goods and print out the USDA/SunButter thread to promote this product in our school district as an alternative to PB. Once people taste food made with SB, I'm sure they'll find it to be quite a tasty alternative. I will definitely be taking samples to the food service director so the cafteria employees can sample my goodies as well.

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 11:53am
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Dan, thanks so much for taking the time to post on this website. We love your product and continue to order by the case for family and friends. I'm still hoping to get our school to use it in their hot lunch program. Will a private school be able to get the sunbutter "as a commodity" at a school rate? They don't get food from federal gov't programs. Thanks again for your efforts and for developing a wonderful and safe product for our community.

Posted on: Fri, 04/09/2004 - 10:24pm
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Momma2boys, (or Dan from Sunbutter) I emailed them last week about the free sample of trail mix I received with my orde of some sunbutter samples.
I was wondering about the chocolate pieces. Where do they come frome and have they checked into their manufacturing facilities re: nuts.peanuts. I also wondered about the soy nuts in it. Just wanyed to double check and not assume it was all safe, since they grow the sunflower seeds and maybe do not process the other components.
Did you get any info on this for the trail mix. My dd has seen it(sitting here next to my computer as I wait for a response) and is really anxious to try it.
Thanks, becca

Posted on: Sat, 04/10/2004 - 7:48am
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I believe their website states that the trail mix is peanut free. I think I found the information under where you place an order and not under product information. You might want to try looking there.

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