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.
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.
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%