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Why should you add tahini to your diet?

You definitely have heard about this superfood. Tahini has a number of health advantages. Let's find out more about them.

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a sesame seed butter that has been hulled, crushed, and roasted. It's popular in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Tahini is high in good fats, vitamins, and minerals. It is strong in vitamins B1 and B6, which help with energy production. Tahini has more protein than milk and the majority of nuts. It's high in B vitamins, which enhance energy and cognitive function, vitamin E, which protects against heart disease and stroke, and minerals like magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Tahini's nutritional content makes it especially well-suited to maintaining skin health. Furthermore, tahini includes zinc, a component crucial for shining skin collagen. Collagen is responsible for our skin's elasticity and suppleness.

Overall, tahini is an interesting superfood that you should try! It’s rich in significant nutrients like fibre, protein, copper, phosphorus, and selenium and may reduce heart disease risk and inflammation. Best of all, tahini is versatile and easy to use, making it a great addition to a healthy, well-rounded diet.

Tahini is one of the main ingredients in our Orange Tahini Granola clusters. It also contains other functional ingredients like a blend of nuts, orange, sumac, and ginger that are loaded with vitamins and minerals like Omega-3, potassium as well as antioxidants for better digestion.

Simple Creations

Tahini is a relatively simple seasoning to create. If you've ever homemade peanut or almond butter, you'll note that the technique is similar.

You only need 3 ingredients to make tahini:

  1. Sesame seeds
  2. Oil
  3. Salt

To begin, toast the sesame seeds. We prefer making this on the plate rather than in the oven. Sesame seeds burn easily, so it's just safer. Next, place the seeds in a large, dry saucepan over medium-low heat and stir regularly with a spoon until they brown and become fragrant.

Then crush the sesame seeds until they are crumbly. After the sesame seeds have cooled, place them in the bowl of a food processor, close the top, and process until a crumbly mixture forms.

Finally, add the oil and process until the mixture is smooth. You can omit this step, but the tahini will be less smooth. We discovered that 3 to 4 teaspoons of oil should be enough to get a similar consistency to store-bought.

That's all. Yes, it's that simple! Extra smooth and ready to use in whatever recipe you like.

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