Melrose Tahini paste is made from crushed sesame seeds and has quite a nutty taste. Tahini is a source of calcium, protein and B vitamins. Tahini is a good source of essential fatty acids (EFA), these EFA’s are used in helping to maintain healthy skin.
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Tahini is a frequently used ingredient for people on a raw food diet. It can be used by itself as dip with cruidite or roasted vegetables as well as being used as a spread on bread (it is commonly quoted as being a ‘peanut butter alternative’ but can also be used as a non dairy butter / margarine).
Tahini is also a key ingredient in Houmous / Hummus. Hummus originates from the Middle East and is a chick pea based spread. Hummus is made using chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Hummus is now a common part of people’s diet in Israel, Greece and Turkey. Hummus goes very well with flat breads such as pitta bread.
What is the difference between hulled and unhulled? Hulled tahini does not grind the whole sesame seed and because of this it does not contain as much calcium, protein and vitamins as unhulled. Unhulled tahini is made from the whole sesame seed and it the most nutritionally packed type of tahini. Hulled tahini is not as bitter tasting as the unhulled type.
Is tahini cholesterol free? Yes, sesame seeds contain no cholesterol and there are no other ingredients in Melrose Tahini spreads.
Product Sizes: Melrose Tahini is available in 375g jars in hulled and unhulled organic and non organic.