Why tahini is good for you

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It's extremely versatile and can be used in cooking sweet and savory dishes. Tahini is commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes such as Hummus. Not only does Tahini taste good, it is also good for you.

 

Tahini in HUMMUS

Here’s why this glorious sesame paste is packed with health benefits:

Protein

Tahini is rich in protein. It has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts. 

 

Vitamin B

Tahini has a good mix of B vitamins, and most significantly thiamine. our body needs thiamine to metabolize fats and protein and to help convert carbohydrates into glucose, which the body uses to produce energy.

 

Iron

One serving of tahini has about the same amount of iron as a 70g of red meat. For vegetarians and vegans, Tahini offers an iron-dense, non-animal source of iron.

 

Calcium

Calcium can be hard to get in your diet, especially if you are vegan but one serving of tahini has 4 percent of the daily calcium requirement. Calcium and phosphorous, another mineral found in the sesame paste, both help build bone material and optimize bone density.

 

Potassium

Tahini is a good source of potassium. Low potassium can put one at risk for heart disease and stroke which is why Tahini is really good for the heart. 

 

Sesame Seeds

Sources:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/nutrition/benefits-of-tahini/

 

 

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