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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.

 

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Baron's Kosher 100% Pure Ground Sesame Tahini 16-ounce Jars (Pack of 2)

Baron's Kosher 100% Pure Ground Sesame Tahini 16-ounce Jars (Pack of 2)

by Baron's

Baron's Tahini is a ground paste made from sesame seeds. Tahini is the second most important ingredient in hummus, Each jar cotains 16OZ. This Tahini is certified kosher Parve under supervision of OU 100% Natural

$11.49

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Achva Organic Tahini, 17.6 oz.

Achva Organic Tahini, 17.6 oz.

by Achva

Kosher 100% organic sesame seeds No salt added

$8.40

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Soom Foods Pure Ground Sesame Tahini 11oz (2 Pack)

Soom Foods Pure Ground Sesame Tahini 11oz (2 Pack)

by Soom

CHEF APPROVED: Preferred Tahini of James Beard Award-Winning Chefs HEALTHY CHOICE: High in Protein, Low in Carbohydrates, Rich Omega 3 & 6's DIET APPROVED: Paleo approved, Vegan, Peanut-Free, Kosher, Dairy Free and Gluten Free Diets HIGHEST QUALITY: Made with Ethiopian White Humera sesame seeds yielding a delicious, nutritious, and silky smooth texture MULTI USE INGREDIENT: Not just for hummus! Use in a variety of gourmet recipes

$16.50

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Trader Joe’s Organic Tahini Nut Butter, 10.6 oz / 300 g Jar

Trader Joe’s Organic Tahini Nut Butter, 10.6 oz / 300 g Jar

by Trader Joe's

100% Organic Sesame Seeds Certified Organic by QAI (Quality Assurance International) Kosher Pareve Gluten, Cholesterol and Dairy Free No GMO's

$12.71

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Nutrition

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 USDA 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

Recipes using tahini (sesame paste)

There are 176 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Almond-Peach Crumble
Asian Miso-Sesame Soba Stew with Tatsoi
Asian Style Leftover Turkey Salad
Baba Gannouj (Joel Rapp)
Baba Ganouj (Tangy Eggplant Dip)
Baba Ghannuj (Eggplant Appetizer)
Baba Ghanoush No.2
Best Veggie Burger
Black Bean Tahini Hummus
Bok Choy, Carrot and Mushroom Stir-Fry with Sesame Orange Sauce
Broccoli Pasta with Sesame Sauce
Chickpea Burgers and Tahini Sauce

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