Monday, January 31, 2011

What's the word??? Tahini

Tahini
is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. However, due to its high nutritive content, this product is available in many health stores. It is also referred to as sesame butter. It is a light colored paste made from the kernel of crushed sesame seeds. The outer case of the seeds is removed before the seeds are ground into a thick paste.


Sesame butter contains good amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The paste is a good source of vitamin B1, iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese. Promotes cardiovascular, vascular and brain health. Also know for its antioxidant properties.

Tahini is nothing less than a nutritional pearl. Not only is it a superb source for healthy fat, rich in Omega 3, but it is also rich in Calcium, Iron, Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamine and – very much like hummus – some crucial Amino Acids