Nut-free protein bars may be hard to find. Nuts and peanuts are a common allergen and food sensitivity. Many people need to avoid these foods. Luckily there are protein bars out there without nuts. Here is a list of peanut and nut-free protein bars.
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Peanut Free Protein Bars
Amrita Gluten-free Plant-based Chocolate Maca Protein Bar uses seeds like chia and sunflower along with brown rice protein to give 15 grams of plant-based protein per serving. It has 4 grams of fiber thanks to the abundance of seeds. It does, however, have a high amount of sugar at 13 grams. This is due to the addition of maple syrup and date paste. Depending on your sugar intake for the take this could be a lot of sugar in one serving.
Elemental Superfood Seedbar is a good bar for anyone with allergies or intolerances to peanuts. This bar is also dairy-free, organic, and Non-GMO certified. It is made from plant-based protein consisting of almond butter, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, and sesame seeds. It offers 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. The sugar is a little high at 8 grams and comes from raw honey and cane sugar.
Peanut and Tree Nut Free Protein Bars
No Nuts Bars are a protein bar option for those with allergies to both peanuts and tree nuts. These bars do have quite a few ingredients and added sugar. They offer a soy-based protein with 12 grams per serving. The sugar content is 8 grams per serving and is from sugar and brown rice syrup.
If you are a fan of jerky, Epic Meat Bars will be right up your alley. These bars contain various dried meats with seasonings and some fruit. You can choose from grass-fed bison, lamb, and beef as well as organic poultry, pork, and even salmon. They have between 6 and 12 grams of protein per serving depending on the bar. They are flavored with fruit, seasoning, and some added sugar depending on the bar. Sugar runs between zero and 8 grams per serving. See individual bars for full nutrition information.
Most of the GoMacro Macro Protein Bars are made from peanuts and tree nut butter(s) but there are a few that are nut-free. These bars include the Sunflower Seed Butter and Chocolate, Maple Sea Salt, and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.
These bars are also offered in a Nut-Free variety pack. The bars have between 10 and 12 grams of plant-based protein. They also tend to be high in sugar with between 9 and 13 grams of sugar. They contain added sugar in the form of brown rice syrup and organic coconut sugar.
The Sunflower Seed Butter and Chocolate has the least amount of sugar with 9 grams per serving. You do want to note that these bars are made in the same facility so there could be some cross-contamination. This might not be the best bar to pick if you have a strong allergy or intolerance to peanuts and tree nuts.
Final Thoughts on Nut Free Protein Bars below
These bars can be a good substitute for protein intake when on the go but they are no replacement for a healthy diet. It is important to get adequate nutrient intake from other protein sources and vegetables on a daily basis.
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