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It's Time to Give Other Nut Butters a Try
For years, peanut butter and jelly has been served on bread as a lunchtime staple. If you are ready for a change or suffer from a peanut allergy, you may want to give almond butter or sunflower seed butter a try. Almond butter is an alternative to peanut butter for those who can tolerate tree nuts. Those allergic to both peanuts and tree nuts may be able to consume sunflower seed butter.
Although all three are high in fat, almond and sunflower seed butters contain less saturated fat than peanut butter. All three butter spreads contain protein, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamin E. Almond butter has more fiber and calcium; and sunflower seed butter has higher levels of some minerals, especially selenium.
Both butters can be used in place of peanut butter on sandwiches, vegetables or whole-grain crackers as a healthy, delicious snack.
For healthy snack ideas, consult a registered dietitian in your area and check out our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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