Our story begins where all great food companies begin — on the farm. Our co-founder, Carl, has farmed sugarcane in southern Louisiana for almost 40 years. As his passion for farming grew, Carl began traveling beyond the equator with the hopes of farming on the world’s purest soils.

Carl visited most of Central and South America and finally found the rich soils he was looking for in the eastern plains of Bolivia. He partnered with a talented group of Bolivian farmers, and was introduced to a staple of Andean culture — superfoods. After another decade learning the ropes of cultivating these ancient crops, Carl realized just how underused and underappreciated these grains and seeds were back home in the United States.

What originally began as a farming and exporting company quickly evolved into a nutrient-inspired product development venture focused on incorporating these wonderful superfoods into everyday products.

One of the healthiest seeds in the world, chia, became the focus of this research and development. We saw the amazing benefits of chia firsthand, but were frustrated at the lack of food makers using chia. Our goal was to make products that have superior nutritional value and also taste great. Since then, we’ve expanded our focus from just chia to a number of underutilized, nutrient-dense seeds like flax, sunflower, and pumpkin.

As we develop healthier versions of everyday products, we strive to keep in mind the growing concerns for food allergies and produce products that are as accessible and safe to consume as possible.

We launched Beyond the Equator in 2017 with 5 Seed Butter as our flagship product. As we grow, we will continue to innovate and offer the healthiest products possible without sacrificing on taste.


Our co-founders and local partners working on the farm in Bolivia.


Enjoy the delicious taste of the original 5 Seed Butter from Beyond the Equator!

  • Made with five delicious and healthy seeds full of the nutrients your body needs.
  • Our allergy-friendly recipe is free of the eight most common allergens!
  • Each serving is packed with eight grams of protein and only five carbs, making this a healthier version than other nut butters.
  • Enjoy the smooth and creamy texture of this seed butter on its own or with your favorite snacks!

Peanut butter is one of the most popular snacks on the market, but not everyone can enjoy it due to allergies. At Beyond the Equator, we wanted to not only provide people with a delicious and healthy alternative, but we also wanted to eliminate as many allergens as possible. Our 5 Seed Butter is free of the eight most common allergens and contains healthy ingredients that you will love without sacrificing on taste. Order our creamy nut-free butter from Beyond the Equator today!

Product Specifications:

  • Available in packs of one, two, or six jars
  • Ingredients: seeds (sunflower, chia, flax, pumpkin, and hemp), brown cane sugar, salt, natural flavors, and natural vitamin E
  • Free of the eight most common allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, and soy
  • Gluten-free, keto, vegan, and non-GMO verified
  • No refrigeration needed


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