They say this soy butter has “1 Net Carb” because if a product has 5 or more grams of fiber, per serving, you can subtract those grams from the total carbohydrates. This is mainly important for diabetics who have to count their carbs, so I’m not particularly interested in this.
The real reason why I think this is a great alternative to peanut butter is……….
…..what do you think by looking at this label?
More fiber than most nut butters
Less saturated fat than most nut butters
Even though it’s not written out, I would assume this product is a good source of Omega-3 fats (alpha linolenic acid).
Less sodium than most nut butters (almond butter typically has even less)
Less sugar than most nut butters (especially the reduced fat varieties)
It contains 1/3 of your soy for the day (~25 grams of soy is recommended for heart health)
Contains isoflavones, which may help prevent certain cancers
Question: Have you ever tried any type of soy nut butter? What about sunflower butter?
Stay tuned for a cookie recipe, which includes soy nut butter, coming up on Sunday!