If you ever looked at the back label of your favorite Hummus dip, you’d notice that one of the main ingredients is Tahini. That’s what gives Hummus its rich flavor, and we have good news for you - it’s extremely healthy!
So what is Tahini and why should we consider adding more of it to our daily diet?
Tahini, also known as “sesame butter,” is made of 100% ground sesame seeds. Tahini in its raw form is an extremely versatile food. It can be easily made into dips (including Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, or a dip all on its own), dressing, or the basis for all kinds of cookies - even gluten-free bread. Or it can be spread on anything crunchy and enjoyed as-is. Tahini is also the basis for the traditional Middle Eastern dessert, Halva.