Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds, it plays an important role in Middle Eastern cooking, adding flavor and texture. You may also use it in a variety of other cuisines. This sauce/dressing or condiment offers many health benefits, including healthy macronutrients and a variety of good-for-you vitamins and minerals.
Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber.
v TAHINI LOWERS THE RISK OF CANCER AND HEART ATTACKS.
v TAHINI CONTAINS LARGE AMOUNTS OF UNSATURATED FATS, WHICH LOWER "BAD" CHOLESTEROL.
v TAHINI IS BLOOD BUILDING AND HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY BONES.
Tahini contains all the essential amino acids, making it a high quality protein, plus it is rich in calcium, lecithin and B vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15. B Vitamins play an essential part in the running of the body. They promote healthy cell growth and division, including that of red blood cells, which will help prevent anemia. They also support and increase the rate of metabolism, enhance immune and nervous system function as well as helping to maintain healthy skin and muscle tone. Recent studies have also shown that Vitamin B can help protect against one of the most deadly forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer, but only when consumed in food.
Calcium is an essential mineral for forming and maintaining healthy bones. Dr. Yikyung Park, a cancer epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, has said “Our key finding is that higher total calcium intake is associated with a decreased risk of digestive system cancers”. In fact the findings showed that high calcium intake was associated with a reduced overall cancer risk especially amongst women. Tahini has a higher concentration of calcium than any other food.
Tahini has a high calorie content due to the presence of sesame oil but the fat is unsaturated. It is a great source of vitamin E which helps to reduce the rate of aging in body cells and helps retain proper focus of the eyes. Tahini is one of the highest sources of methionine, an essential amino acid, and also contains lecithin, which reduces the levels of fat in the blood and also protects against environmental toxins such as nicotine.
Dairy products are, without a doubt, the most important source of calcium in our diets. However, people who do not consume enough dairy products must find other foods with high levels of calcium. Tahini is that source: containing 400mg of calcium in just 100 grams of tahini, and unlike milk - tahini is NON MUCOUS FORMING.