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Seed Butters Vs Nut Butters

There’s something so delightfully moreish about creamy spreads like peanut butter. Whether on toast, a crisp stick of celery or a delicious addition to a sweet treat - nut butters are a staple for many of us. But what if allergies, dietary restrictions or health concerns stop you from consuming nut butters? Do you have to miss out? Luckily, thanks to Beyond The Equator, you don’t. 

The Smart Alternative To Nut Butter


You may have heard of seed butter in the past, believing it to be suited only to those with nut allergies or health concerns. The reality is that seed butter, especially our 5 Seed Butter, is a nutritional powerhouse suitable for just about everyone. 


For households with someone who has a peanut allergy, this is the safe, delicious alternative the whole family can enjoy without any risk.


This also makes them an ideal substitute for school lunches as schools prohibit common allergens from being brought onto the premises. 5 Seed Butter is completely peanut and tree-nut free.


5 Seed Seed Butter also: 


  • Has a higher protein content and lower carb content than nut butters.
  • Contains no sesame seeds, another common allergen. 
  • Is similar texture and consistency to nut butters, so an ideal substitute in recipes and as a spread. 
  • Is low in sugar and dairy-free. 
  • Is Vegan. 

Seed Butters Vs Nut Butters

Allergens aside, seed butter is a much better choice with regards to protein content, carb content and sugar than leading peanut butter brands. It makes the ideal keto-friendly peanut butter alternative, since peanut butter is high in carbohydrates and not recommended on the ketogenic diet. Its high protein content is just another reason it’s perfect for those ‘going keto’. 


Our handy comparison shows clearly that when you compare seed butter  vs nut butters, seed butter is the better choice. Regardless of whether it's almond butter or peanut butter, 5 Seed Butter is the ideal no-nut, allergy friendly butter. 

Jif Peanut Butter and Justin's But Butter                                                                                


Worth a mention also, is that 5 Seed Butter has around half the saturated fats as peanut butter. Excessive saturated fats are the leading cause of high cholesterol and pose a real risk to your health if consumed regularly. 


5 Seed Butter is high in good fats - specifically Omega-3s.  Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to positively correlate to brain and heart function, the two organs that most affect the rest of your body. With a high rate of both mental health and heart health problems in the U.S., our 5 Seed Butter — and the omega-3s that come with it — is one way to help fight these epidemics.

What Seeds Are Used In Our 5 Seed Butter? 

Beyond The Equator seed butter has been carefully developed to be nutritionally dense and delicious, containing: 


Sunflower seeds which are high in magnesium, vitamin E and protein, they can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. 


Chia Seeds that are high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, fiber, magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.


Flax seeds, also high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, can help lower blood sugar and insulin levels, aids in weight loss, improves skin health, and is rich in lignans which are shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. 


Pumpkin seeds, high in iron, calcium, B2, folate and beta-carotene, which the body metabolizes into vitamin A. They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. 


Hemp seeds, high in protein, unsaturated fats, and fiber. It also contains zinc, iron and the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, thiamine and folate. 


Many of these seeds are undervalued and underutilized in our diets. Sure, you may see them as stand alone products such as flaxseed oil or chia based desserts, but we wanted to harness the power of all of them together. This sets us apart from competitor seed butter products. 

Why Choose Five Seed Butter Over Other Seed Butters? 

There are a lot of seed butter products in the market for those wanting to move away from nut butter. However, these tend to be single seed blends that don't fit our goal to make products that have superior nutritional value and also taste great.


By carefully selecting 5 different seeds, known superfoods, we have created a superior seed butter product. What started as a single flagship product has continued to develop into a diverse product range that now includes:



For a protein packed, allergen free snack on the go we also have Creamy 5 Seed Butter Packets. The ideal keto-friendly peanut butter snack alternative


Other seed butters do not offer the same nutritional value as 5 Seed Butter and tend to be higher in carbohydrates and sugars. Our blend makes use of all the health benefits contained in 5 different seeds and offers lesser carbohydrates and less sugar. As outlined in the comparison below.

Sun Butter - Sunflower Seed Butter

As we grow, we will continue to innovate and offer the healthiest products possible without sacrificing on taste. If you’re both eco-conscious and health-conscious, our products come with the added bonus that we are non-gmo certified and our seeds are sustainably grown with 80% less water than almonds. Making us the smart choice for you and the environment. 

Enjoy The Difference And Find Comfort In The Similarities

Swapping away from a nut butter doesn’t need to mean compromising on taste or enjoyment of your favorite treats. Our product is designed to give you an easy substitute for nut-butters. No complex dietary changes or challenging recipes. Just a simple switch that takes no effort, but contributes to better health and a happier planet.  


With our 5 Seed Butter, you can still enjoy your favorite PB&J, create your favourite holiday desserts without peanut butter and stay on track with a ketogenic diet. If you're a keen baker, 5 Seed Butter can also be easily substituted for peanut butter in all your favorite recipes. For an even more delicious, allergen free treat, you may also like to try our Sunflower Seed Flour.  


Ultimately, 5 Seed Butter provides the perfect peanut butter substitute for the health  conscious and allergy sufferers. Try 5 Seeds Seed Butter today and enjoy all the things you love about nut-butter in a delicious, nutritious alternative.  




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