Tahini (also tehina) is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine.Tahini is a sesame paste made from crushed sesame seeds and has quite a nutty taste.
Tahini is known to be rich in calcium, protein and B vitamins and one of the best energy sources in life. Tahini is a good source of essential fatty acids (EFA), these EFA's are used in helping to maintain healthy skin. It also contains vitamin E which helps to reduce the rate of aging in body cells.
Tahini is a key ingredient in middle eastern dishes like Hummus and is frequently used by people on a raw food diet.