I love tahini ♥ I use it in my shakes, hummus, salad dressings & in my babyfood (when I made babyfood, seems like ages ago now!:)
Tahini is a superfood. It is a sesame seed butter. It has served me and my family well. Tahini contains healthy essential fats, loads of calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, Vitamin-E, Vitamin-B and more. I recommend organic unhulled raw tahini. (Hulled tahini does not use the whole sesame seed. As a result there is less calcium, protein and vitamins). I don’t buy from roasted seeds, which is healthier for us but also when roasted the tahini has a stronger taste, which I am not looking for but you decide for yourself.
As said before tahini contains loads of calcium which is easily utilized by our body because it also contains minerals that help us use the calcium like magnesium and zinc.
In one tablespoon of tahini you’ll find:
2,9g protein, 0,9g fiber, 153,6mg calcium, 3,07mg iron, 57,9 mg magnesium, 91,12mg potassium, 1,17mg zinc, 16 mcg folic acid
♥ Tahini has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts.
♥ Calcium rich foods help us crave sweet foods less!
♥ From ancient times to today Sesame is known as an elixir for longevity and health.
♥ There is a major compound within sesame called Sesamin. This antioxidant reaches the liver, which is unusual because most antioxidants are used up before reaching the liver. Sesame/Tahini works to improve the liver function by fighting free radicals which cause fatigue, aging and other physical ailments/diseases. Sesamin protects the Vitamin-E found in Tahini. Vitamin-E is an effective antioxidant. Sesamin also reduces bad cholesterol (LDL).
♥ Tahini is easy for our body to digest because of its high alkaline mineral content, which is great for assisting in weight loss
♥ Here you have recipes with my beloved tahini .. delicous all of them!