5 Health Facts about Tahini

 

Tahini.

 

Did you know there are 2 main types - hulled and unhulled.

 

I personally always choose unhulled tahini, as it is made from the whole sesame seed, leaving its nutritional value intact.

 

 

5 healthy facts about tahini

 

  1. A great source of unsaturated fat – add to your smoothies and protein balls or use as a dressing over salads and vegetables
  2. It's one of the best sources of calcium
  3. A higher protein source than most nuts and seeds as it has 20% complete protein – helping to keep you satiated for longer
  4. Can help aid liver detoxification as sesame is a good source of Methionine
  5. It’s rich in minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron, and a good source of amino acids, vitamin E and many of the B vitamins

 

 

One of my favourite ways of including this wonder food in my daily life (since re-introducing seeds into my AIP diet) . . .

 

 

 

 

Winter Tahini Dressing

 

2 heaped tbsp organic unhulled tahini | ½ cup olive oil | Juice of a lemon | 1 clove garlic, minced or ½ tsp garlic powder | Himalayan salt

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Combine the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a bowl and whisk until combined.  The mixture will be very thick, so slowly drizzle in filtered water whilst still whisking until desired consistency is reached. Add a good pinch of salt, to taste.

 

Will store well in the fridge in a sealed jar for a week - just thin slightly with filtered water when you want to serve.

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