Sunbutter, a sandwich spread based on sunflower seeds, has been developed to offer consumers with nut allergies an alternative to peanut butter. Sunbutter was developed by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Red River Commodities, Inc., a major sunflower seed producer based in Fargo, North Dakota. The new product is being launched at the Institute of Food Technologists 2002 annual meeting in Anaheim, California.