Tahini, which is used extensively in middle-eastern cooking, comprises of ground and roasted sesame seeds. And so for us who are health conscious, we ask, how many calories are there in tahini sauce?
You might be surprised to know now nutritious sesame seeds are, rich in minerals, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acid.
So your favorite Tahini contains about 90 calories per tablespoon. Additionally, 1 tablespoon contains 2.55 grams protein and about 8 grams of fat. The fat content is remarkable here, with 54g fat content per 100 grams of Tahini.
The calorie value in Tahini is on par with many fat/oil based sauces like mayonnaise. You’re good with fewer amounts of tahini in your diet if you are concerned about fats. To compare, Mustard dressing contains 66 calories per 100 grams, where Tahini contains 595.
This should not worry you, if you use occasional spoon of tahini. Be moderate on the usage though if fats are out of your diet.