Seed butter is similar to peanut butter or almond butter but made with seeds instead. The most common variety of seed butter is sunflower seed butter; however, others are available such sesame, watermelon, pumpkin, and mixed. Seed butter is made by grounding either raw or roasted seeds until they reach a creamy texture. Salt, sugar, and other flavors can be ground in with the seeds or mixed in once the seeds are ground.
Seed Butter vs Nut Butter
Generally, seed butters have a similar nutritional profile to nut butters. However, certain seed butter mixtures, such as 5 Seed Butter, have higher protein content and lower carb content than traditional nut butters. Because seed butter does not contain nuts, it is a great option for those who have nut allergies themselves or are in an environment such as schools where nuts are prohibited.
How is Seed Butter Used?
Seed butter is used in the same way as nut butter. The most common dishes made with seed butter are sandwiches, smoothies, baked good, granola, smoothie/oatmeal bowls, and sauces. Seed butter also tastes great right on spoon by itself.