5 Unique Seed and Nut Butters
When I think of seed and nut butter types I first think of peanut butter, then almond butter. Once my brain gets going cashew butter, walnut butter, sunflower seed, and macadamia nut butter all pop to mind. It turns out that those types of butter just scratch the surface. I put my mind to the test to find the most unique seeds and nuts that people make butter from. I was searching for plain unflavored butter that highlights atypical nuts and seeds. If you want flavored nut and seed butter check out the post with 10 crazy seed and nut butter flavors.
If you are hunting for unique seed and nut butter because you are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, make sure to check to see if the products are manufactured in a factory that processes peanuts or tree nuts since most of these unique butters are contract manufactured. I have to admit that I have not tasted most of these butters (and am not sure if I would like them all) and am highlighting reviews and tasting notes.
5 Unique Seed and Nut Butters
Brass Roots Organic Sacha Inchi Seed Butter
I admit that I had to google exactly what a sacha inchi seed was, I knew it was from South America, but that was it. Sacha inchi is native to South America and primarily cultivated for cash in South East Asia. Brass Roots recommends that you start with Classic or Chocolate flavor as your first sacha inchi seed butter. Unsweetened sachi inchi seed butter is very earthy and has a bitter overtone. It is meant to be sweetened, not consumed as it is. The Classic flavor is already sweetened with maple sugar to complement the earthiness of the sacha inchi seed.
Brass Roots Organic Sacha Inchi Seed Butter is produced in a nut and peanut-free facility.
ROOTS Tigernut Butter
Tiger nuts are actually not nuts or seeds at all. They are the tubers of the yellow nutgrass plant, an invasive species outside of its natural habitat. ROOTS sources their tiger nuts from North Africa and processes them in a peanut-free facility in Portland.
ROOTS Tigernut Butter does not contain any sugar but has a slightly sweet taste along with a distinct nutty taste. The consistency is like thick molasses and it has a slightly gritty texture. This is a great alternative to nut butter. One thing to note is that the butter has a pretty quick expiration date and is only good for 90 days after you open the container.
88 Acres Organic Roasted Watermelon Seed Butter
The last thing that I think of when I look at a watermelon is making butter from roasted watermelon seeds. 88 Acres obviously had a different idea when they looked at a watermelon. 88 Acres Organic Roasted Watermelon Seed Butter has a very unique flavor that many people compare to slightly resembling tahini. The consistency is also thin and slightly running like tahini.
88 Acres Organic Roasted Watermelon Seed Butter is produced at their nut and peanut free facility in Boston.
Field Trip Chickpea Butter
Chickpea butter, you mean hummus right? Well, I was surprised to learn that chickpeas can be turned into a nut butter alternative. The primary ingredient in Field Trip Chickpea Butter is of course chickpeas, but they do also use some sunflower seeds in the butter.
Field Trip Chickpea Butter has the consistency of thick peanut butter. The texture is slightly gritty like you average almond butter. The predominant taste is of earthy roasted garbanzo beans with a tinge of sweetness at the back of the palate.
Field Trip Chickpea Butter is made on equipment that also processes peanuts and tree-nuts.
The Pistachio Factory Pistachio Butter
The Pistachio Factory Pistachio Butter is a pistachio flavor bomb. It has a slightly runny texture and a little goes a long way. The added salt accentuates the slightly sweet pistachio taste. If you are a pistachio fan, this butter is a must have.
The Pistachio Factory Pistachio Butter is processed in a facility that does not process tree-nuts or peanuts.
5 Unique Seed and Nut Butters Conclusion
I think that I was able to find some truly unique nut, seed, and root butters. What unique seed and nut butters have you discovered? Make sure to check out our current grocery deals.