I recently found this product which is fantastic if you have a nut allergy - "Wow tastes just like peanut butter". I bought it for my son and I really can't tell the difference from the real thing! It is made from soy and you can google that and find out more about where you can buy it.
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If you or your children have nut allergies and cannot use peanut butter or other nut butters, give SunButter a try. Unlike Soy butter (yuck), it tastes just like peanut butter. It is made from sunflower seeds I use it in recipes that call for peanut butter, so that my allergic son can safely enjoy them. I also spread it on toast or enjoy it any other way you would normally enjoy peanut butter.
Peanut butter is a good treat for diabetics. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that consuming one tablespoon of peanut butter or 28g of peanuts or other nuts five or more times a week is associated with a 20-30 per cent reduced risk of developing diabetes.Nuts also contain fibre and magnesium which decrease insulin resistance and have been inversely associated with risk of type 2 diabetes. Peanuts have more plant protein than any other nut.
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