November 23rd, 2010 by admin

Tahini, Tahin or Sesame Paste is a fine paste of crushed sesame seeds.

Tahini is originally from the Arab Cuisine, but is also used in Turkish Cuisine.

There are two varieties of sesame paste, sesame seeds from unpeeled and from peeled sesame seeds.


Tahini or sesame paste made from unpeeled grains do have more ingredients as tahini from peeled grains, hence the former one is described next.

Tahini is made ​​of about 17 to 18% protein, 48% fat, 20 to 21% carbohydrates and about 5% fiber.

Vitamins and Minerals

Sesame paste contains many B vitamins such as:. B1, B2, B3 and B6, noteworthy is the vitamin E content.

Of the minerals especially calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus should be emphasized. For the trace elements copper, manganese and zinc.

Turkish Cuisine – Use

Tahini or sesame paste is used in the Turkish Cuisine for salad as a marinade, for cakes and for Chickpea Paste.

Chickpea paste is called in Turkish humus. Tahini is also used in combination with grape syrup, this is then called Tahini Pekmez.

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