What is Tahini?

Catherine Konsoulas Cooking, Nutrition Leave a Comment

Tahini is an extremely nutritional paste which is made from ground sesame seeds. It is also known as sesame butter or sesame paste. Tahini originates from the countries of the Mediterranean. It can be blended with a selection of other ingredients to make dressings, dips, sauces and spreads.

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Tahini Health Benefits

Tahini has a number of different health benefits and is ideal to be used as part of a balanced diet. Tahini can boost your immune system and is beneficial for your heart.

Excellent Source of Essential Vitamins & Minerals

Tahini is an excellent method of getting B vitamins into your diet such as thiamine, along with minerals, including phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
Sesame seeds are also rich in plant lignans content. Lignans have been proven to have heart-promoting abilities and anticancer effects.

High Levels of Amino Acids & Healthy Fats

Sesame seeds have one of the highest oil contents by weight, when compared to others nuts and seeds. Sesame seeds can contain up to 55% oil and 20% protein. This is the reason why they provide both healthy fats and essential amino acids

Helps Improve Skin Health

Sesame seeds have been proven to be an excellent source of amino acids, Vitamins E and B, trace minerals and fatty acids that can help prevent or reduce the signs of aging and help with skin cell rejuvenation.

Tahini also provides minerals like zinc, which is required to repair damaged skin tissue and produces collagen which is needed by skin to maintain its firmness and elasticity.

Helps Regulate Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

Sesame seeds have been found to have antithrombotic properties, which means they might be able to help prevent cardiovascular diseases tied to legions within the arteries, cardiovascular death and can also help reduce cholesterol.

With all this in mind why not treat yourself to some of our Chocolate Flavoured Tahini that not only tastes good but also helps lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, provide dietary fibre for digestion, balance hormones and more.

Our Chocolate Flavoured Tahini

Our chocolate flavoured tahini is inspired from a traditional family Greek recipe and has travelled from Northern Greece to the foothills of Mt. Leinster in Carlow where it is produced.

With only 1.5 teaspoons of brown sugar per jar, no palm oil or additives or preservatives this is nutrition at its best while maintaining that delicious hazelnut flavour. Our product is innovative and the only one of its kind in Ireland.

Our chocolate flavoured tahini is so versatile and delicious it can be used as a spread, as a dip, in smoothies, yoghurt, porridge or drizzled on your favourite piece of fruit. It is also diary free, gluten free and suitable for vegans.

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