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Our Ingredients

We hold high standards for our ingredients. When creating recipes, our focus is on achieving the best balance between nutrition and taste, using the least amount of ingredients possible. You’ll never find a long list of unfamiliar ingredients when you read our ingredient statements, like you will with other food companies.

If other food companies posted pictures of every single ingredient, you might not like what you’d see…


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Sunflower Seed Butter (Roasted Sunflower Seed)
  • The ingredient that inspired our company name. After explaining sunflower seed butter as a nut-free alternative to peanut butter to so many people, it clicked - Alternutive!
  • Used to re-create the taste of peanut butter for anyone with a nut allergy or anyone who wants to try an alternative to peanut butter
  • We use sunflower seed butter made from 100% roasted sunflower seeds, no added sugar or salt
Sunflower Seeds
  • The main source of protein in our snack bars
  • Loaded with nutrients such as vitamin E, selenium, magnesium, linoleic fatty acids, and plant compounds
  • Also the main source of healthy fat in our snack bars
  • Healthy fat? Fat is one of three essential macronutrients our bodies need along with protein and carbohydrates
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Pumpkin Seeds
  • Highest protein level ingredient in our snack bars
  • Another source of healthy fat -Rich in antioxidants
  • High in many nutrients including magnesium, iron, and zinc
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Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • Whole-grain base to our snack bars
  • 100% Gluten-Free: processed in a Gluten-Free Certified facility, eliminating the risk of gluten contamination
  • Good source of fiber
  • Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds
  • Great to eat for sustained energy
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  • Sweetness from nature
  • A healthier alternative to granulated sugar
  • Lower on glycemic index than granulated sugar
  • A more natural alternative to sugary syrups such as brown rice syrup, tapioca syrup, or corn based syrup
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Dark Chocolate
  • A surprisingly nutritious, healthier alternative to milk chocolate
  • Made with unsweetened chocolate to minimize the overall amount of sugar
  • Another source of healthy fat
  • Made with Soy-Free dark chocolate
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  • Flavor from nature
  • Adds flavor with minor impact on nutritional value
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Sea Salt
  • A more natural alternative to table salt
  • Table salt comes from salt deposits in the earth which need to be processed and refined in a facility before use
  • Sea salt is made from evaporated ocean water and doesn’t require the same processing and refining table salt does
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