Tahini is derived from Middle Eastern cuisine. It is the final product of sesame’s pulping. For its production, various sesame seed kinds may be used (black, white or red). The seeds can be raw or roasted. In recent years in Greece tahini tends to become part of the daily diet, because of its extremely high nutritional value.
Tahini: key ingredient for many dishes!
It is a key ingredient for preparing many traditional Greek dishes. The tahini soup, halva, and the sweet tachini are just a few examples. In fasting, it is one of the most preferred foods.
You can use it in cooking, pastry or simply eat it with your bread. Tachini cause saturation even when consumed in small quantities! So it helps in losing weight; at reasonable amounts, of course.
Tahini contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and selenium. These components are very important in human metabolism and necessary for various functions such as the functionality of the bones and muscles (calcium) or metabolic reactions (zinc). Especially selenium, contained in significant amounts in sesame, in recent years has been associated with significant antioxidant activity in the body.