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Cooking with Sunbutter

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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I've noticed that when I cook with Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) it turns blue. Anyone else experience this? I put some in my GF pancakes a few weeks ago and they had a blue tint to them. Today I put it in my GF, eggless monster cookies (YUM!) and I'm noticing traces of blue in those, too.

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by on Jul. 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Is it pure sunbutter?  Nothing else added?

I've never used sunbutter but I have ground sunflower seeds to make meal, and it bakes up fine.

sanj1213
by Juanita on Jul. 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM
I've never cooked with sunbutter before, but I love it on a piece of bread. Sorry I'm no help.
mandee1503
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Never used it before.

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Ingredients: Fresh roasted organic sunflower seed

It tastes fine, it's just that it's... blue. You don't see a lot of blue naturally occurring in food. Even blueberries are kinda purple. I just thought it was odd and wondered might know why it was happening.

Quoting michiganmom116:

Is it pure sunbutter?  Nothing else added?

I've never used sunbutter but I have ground sunflower seeds to make meal, and it bakes up fine.



alyciajoseph
by Alycia on Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Curious of why, but I've also never used it
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RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Hmmm... maybe I should write to the company!

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Found the answer! It's a reaction with the baking soda:

More details here.

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

All plants contain chlorogenic acid, mostly in the stems and leaves, but sunflowers also have it in the seeds. A spokeswoman for Red River Commodities says that SunButter does indeed turn cookies and other baked products green as they cool. The solution, she says, is to reduce the amount of baking soda or baking powder in your recipe by almost half, which balances the acidity of the ingredients and keeps them from changing color.

As the cookies cooled, they were in fact more GREEN on the inside--not just traces, but the whole inside of the cookie is basically bluish-green.

I don't mind the color, as long as I know it's safe. :)

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

This is not my picture... I found it online. But I thought I'd share, just for fun.


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