Sunflower seeds are a great source heart healthy fats and protein. They contain high levels of vitamin E, niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid, riboflavin, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper.
This nut butter can be used as a spread alone or with jam. It can also be used as in ingredient to make super silky smoothies or as the base of a pesto sauce.
The main essential to making great nut and seed butters is a high powered food processor or blender. Also patience, patience, patience. Many recipes say add a little oil, but if you have a high powered blender, time, patience and faith you can often manage without.