What is tahini?
The tahini, sesame paste or sesame butter is a paste that is obtained from the flour from ground sesame seeds, mixed with water or sesame oil and salt. Tahini name comes from the Arabic word "Tahain" meaning flour.
tahini is commonly used in many Asian cuisines (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) in the kitchen in the middle east (Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, etc.) and Arabic cuisine of North Africa (Egypt, Morocco Algeria, etc).
Properties of tahini
Tahini has properties similar to those of sesame seeds. Mineralization is still very important but, except for iron and sodium, the amount of minerals is lower. Moreover, its vitamin content is higher, highlighting the most rich in vitamin A and vitamins of group B.
The following table shows the composition of each of them.
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