Tahini, a Nutritional Powerhouse

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Tahini is a nutritional powerhouse that is being eaten by many, but often unknowingly. If you have ever made hummus, you will know that tahini is one of the main ingredients. So if you have eaten hummus and thought that you had never tried tahini, you probably have!

I have often been asked what tahini is, and well, it is actually just ground sesame seeds that becomes a spreadable paste, or seed butter. There is a bit of confusion when it comes to whether or not to buy hulled or unhulled sesame seeds, but it seems as if the unhulled provides additional nutrients. Makes sense to me. Being vegan you often get asked, “Well, where do you get your calcium?” Tahini is an excellent source of calcium.

Why not buy some raw sesame seeds and try making your own tahini? Besides making hummus, you can use it in dips like my Edamame Dip Sprinkled with Chia Seeds, spread it on Mountain Bread or gluten-free bread, fruit, add to smoothies, use it to make dressings, make tahini milks, or spread on falafel. What is your favourite way to eat tahini?

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