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Sunflower Seed Butter
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:45:36 AM »
Hmmm.. I have an allergy to peanuts, and have used Almond Butter for some time.  I ran across some Sunflower Seed Butter today, and with these stats Here regarding nutrition, it looks like a decent substitute for Peanut Butter when trying to pack on weight.  Any thoughts?
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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 12:21:53 PM »
Looks good as long as there's not hydrogenated vegetable oils or added sugar (or any other processed crap). I might actually buy some and try it, I love sunflower seeds  :)
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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 12:35:16 PM »
Sunflower seeds perform pretty terribly in respect to 6:3. I'd view them mostly as an unwanted excess PUFA. Most nut butters (at least affordable ones) are this way. I generally avoid them.

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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 12:56:13 PM »
avoid vegetable or seed oils or butters
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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 01:05:40 PM »
avoid vegetable or seed oils or butters
Is there any difference between a natural butter and the raw state of something like an almond? (other than added salt)
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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 01:10:11 PM »
Is there any difference between a natural butter and the raw state of something like an almond? (other than added salt)

Yes.

It's kind of like the difference between juicing your fruits and eating them whole
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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 01:59:44 PM »


That's pea butter.  Peas are 3% fat.  But if you puree and spin them in a centrifuge you can extract the fat.  Hence, pea butter, looks deliciously green, but probably not very healthful.

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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011, 02:24:51 PM »
Vegans everywhere are celebrating beter living through chemistry with that pea butter...

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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2011, 03:25:46 PM »
Appreciate it. :)
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Re: Sunflower Seed Butter
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2011, 03:35:22 PM »
In response to my learning, I ate a whole carrot and 1/2 pound of grassfed bison.  I get myself in trouble when I try to think too much.  ;)  Now to go pick up heavy stuff...because that's not as confusing to me. :)
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