Healthy Food Database
Tahini is a thick, oily paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is used extensively in Middle Eastern cooking. To make tahini, sesame seeds are soaked in water for 24 hours. This process removes the husk. The husked seeds are then ground in a stone mill to produce the oily brown paste.
Tahini is available from the grocery section of your local greengrocer. It's delicious on its own with toast and diced tomatoes or combined with garlic, freshly chopped coriander and water. It's also a prized ingredient in many recipes.
With its high calcium content it makes a worthwhile addition to the diet of those who chose not to eat dairy foods.
Buy hulled and unhulled in jars from health food stores and supermarkets.
Once opened store tahini in the fridge and always eat within the date of expiry.
Tips & Tricks:
Stir the contents of the jar before using as oil will collect at the surface.
Delicious on toast with tomato. Use in dips, dressings and desserts.
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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