Tahini is widely used in a traditional hummus recipe and other Middle Eastern dishes. It is made from grinding up sesame seeds into a paste. Tahini is rich in calcium, healthy fats, copper, manganese, and protein.

Selection Process

Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can. You can sometimes find it in a powdered, dehydrated form in health food stores, or in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store. You can also find fresh tahini in the refrigerator section next to the hummus in large grocery stores. Tahini made from raw sesame seeds is lower in fat than that made from roasted seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (15.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 89.3

% Daily Value*

Total fat 8.1g 12.4%

Saturated Fat 1.1g 5.6%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 17.3mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 3.2g 1.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5.6%

Sugars 0.1g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 2.6g

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 6.4% Iron 7.5%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.1%
Vitamin K 0.0% Thiamin 12.2%
Riboflavin 4.2% Niacin 4.1%
Vitamin B-6 1.1% Folate 3.7%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 1.0%
Phosphorus 11.0% Magnesium 3.6%
Zinc 4.6% Selenium 7.4%
Copper 12.1% Manganese 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.