Aside from its culinary uses, tahini offers several health benefits.
Benefits Of Tahini
- Highly nutritious, tahini is full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, just 1 tablespoon (15 grams) provides more than 10% of the Daily Value (DV) for some nutrients
- Packed with anti-oxidants, tahini contains antioxidants called lignans, which help prevent free radical damage in your body and may reduce your risk of disease
- Anti bacterial properties: antibacterial capacity of sesame seed extract, researchers found that it was effective against 77% of the drug-resistant bacterial samples tested
- Rich in vitamin E, sesame seeds in tahini contain loads of gamma-tocopherol, a type of vitamin E comprised of 30 to 40 percent of the total vitamin E content in our skin, muscles, and adipose tissues. This type of vitamin E playing a role in preventing sunspots, irregular pigmentation, and wrinkles.
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- 1 15 oz can chickpeas
- 4 freshly squeezed lemons
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1 tsp paprika, smoked
- 1 salt & pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 6 tbsp. water
- Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked paprika, water, salt & pepper to a food processor.
- Blend on high, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
- If the hummus is too thick, add more water or additional olive oil and blend again until the desired consistency is reached.
- Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove from the fridge and top with additional olive oil, chickpeas, smoked paprika and/or fresh parsley.
- Serve with warm pita and/or veggies.