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Tahini (sesame paste)

What is tahini (sesame paste)?

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Tahini is a paste made from seasame seeds.

A thick beige colored oily paste of seasame seeds that is used in Middle-Eastern cooking, both for savory and sweet dishes.  It is a very popular ingredient in vegetarian recipes as it adds rich flavor when used.

Sesame seed paste, a darker roasted variety, is used extensively in China as a dip for the very popular Chinese hot pot.

The sesame oil in the paste separates and floats to the top when stored and needs to be stirred thoroughly before use.

It is becoming quite easy to locate in North American supermarkets normally found in the Ethnic foods section.  You can also find dark roasted sesame paste in smaller jars in the Asian section of supermarkets.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (15g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 89Calories from Fat 72
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.1g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars 0.1
Protein 2.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Tahini (sesame paste) is usually found in the condiments section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Tahini (sesame paste) is a member of the Nut and Seed Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does tahini (sesame paste) weigh?

Measure Grams
1 tbsp 15
1 oz 28

In Chinese:芝麻酱
British (UK) term: Tahini (sesame paste)
en français:pâte de sésame
en español:pasta de sésamo

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