Tahini is a major ingredient in baba ganoush and humus. It is from sesame seeds pureed and results to a peanut-butter like taste. These seeds are hulled, roasted, or it is also made from raw sesame seeds. what are the benefits of tahini?
Sesame seed are known to contain numerous phytosterols compared to other nuts. These phtosterols helps in lowering cholesterol in our body and has an anti-cancerous effect. Since sesame seeds are covered with a hard layer, it is advisable to consume tahini in a paste form so that all the nutrients it has will be easily absorbed by our body.
Two tablespoon of tahini from roasted seeds contains 5 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fibre and 178 calories. This serving would provide your body’s daily requirements need of calcium, iron, thiamine, phosphorus, and magnesium. Worry no more about the fat because only 2 of the 16 grams are saturated. It means that the rest are good fats for your body, specially your heart.
Benefits of Tahini:
It’s high in good fats (unsaturated). Don’t worry, it won’t make you fat. These kind of fats are good for the heart.
Rich in minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, and lecithin. The iron in tahini is three times more than of the beef’s liver. Potassium is good for your heart to keep them pumping in a regular rhythm. Like calcium, phosphorus helps in building strong bones and teeth. Magnesium would act as an enzyme to regulate all the biochemical reactions inside our body. And lecithin serves as a food to our body cell that would help our cells grow healthy and stronger to fight against bad cells.
It is rich in protein, much higher protein content that other nuts. Protein helps build strong muscles.
A good source of calcium. Tahini are rich in calcium which is good for your bones, hairs, and nails, too.
Promotes cell growth and repair.
Our body also needs methionine which helps detoxifying our liver form our body wastes.
Since tahini is rich in antioxidants, it’s good for our skin. So, use tahini in your everyday dish.
Since it helps make your cells healthier and stronger, it prevents anemia. Anemia is when the red blood cells in your body can;t fully function and lesser in number which causes paleness and body weakness.
It also has vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, and B15 and vitamin E. What else could you ask for?
And the last but not the least, since it is in a paste form; it’s easier for our body to absorb all these nutrients mentioned above.
Did I hear you say Wow?! I know how you feel! I bet you would include tahini as part of your dish from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack everyday!
Benefits of Tahini
There are a lot of health benefits you can get from tahini, that's why vegans love it. Let's find out what those benefits are.