Tahini- a great source of protein


It has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts. The tahini will have a lovely layer of very healthy unsaturated oil on the top, so give it a good stir before using it. Tahini is high in calcium, however the husks of the seeds contain oxalic acid, which can interfere with calcium absorption, so if you’re eating it a lot (daily), then buy it hulled (with the husks off) sometimes.

Unhulled tahini is beautifully rich, so it has a stronger flavour than the hulled variety which is lighter in colour and taste. Sesame seeds come in a host of different colors, depending upon the variety, including white, yellow, black and red. Tahini is made out of the white or black seeds. It’s other virtues –

– the ‘sesamin’ the seeds contain have also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage
– rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron
– it’s a good source of Methionine, which aids in liver detoxification
– it’s high in vitamin E and B
– helps to promote healthy cell growth
– prevent anemia
– helps to maintain healthy skin and muscle tone
– it’s easy for your body to digest because of its high alkaline mineral content, which is great for assisting in weight loss

Tahini Sauce – Whisk together all the ingredients, and stir in the chopped parsley towards the end. You can also use a food processor. ‪


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