Find out what countries that have been eating and loving tahini have known for a very long time. Tahini is sesame seeds ground into a smooth paste. It is a rich source of protein, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, essential fatty acids and amino acids. It's not just a seed on top of your bagel! It is used as a flavor and base in a multitude of sweet and savory recipes. Think fudge, dressings, curries, veggie burgers, smoothies, hummus, cookies, and cracker and veggie dips.
Tahini supplies B vitamins that are important for metabolic functions, dealing with stress, and many cognitive processes. It's also a great way to get your daily copper to maintain nerve, bone and metabolic health. Tahini helps prevent anemia by supplying iron. Anemia is a disorder characterized by low red blood cell counts, iron deficiency and fatigue.
Instead of reaching for your jar of mayo when making a sandwich or wrap, try using tahini instead! It's also a great alternative to nut butter. Enjoy!
Please see our recipe page for a Lime Curry chicken recipe,, a delicious way to enjoy tahini!