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Tahini is to Middle
Easterners what peanut butter is to Americans. Sesame seeds are a
traditional food that has been used in various cultures around the world
for at least 5000 years. Read more about the
history here. Tahini is a sesame seed
paste made from the sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are 25 percent protein
and are especially rich in methionine and tryptophan, often lacking in
adequate quantities in many plant proteins. Tahini contains 2.9 grams of
protein per tablespoon, .9 grams of fiber, and 8.1 grams of total fat.
Tahini also contains the B vitamins (see complete nutrient analysis
below). That same tablespoon contains 153.6 mg calcium and 3.07 mg iron.
Additional minerals include 57.9 mg magnesium and 93.12 mg potassium.
Humus is a popular spread
in Middle Eastern cuisine that is made with chick peas (garbanzo beans)
and tahini. We have a recipe we developed that includes Virgin Coconut
Humus with Virgin
1 pound garbanzo beans, cooked
8 ounces tahini paste
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon cumin
4 ounces lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
cayenne pepper, to taste
2 ounces Virgin Coconut Oil, more
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
Combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, cumin and lemon juice in a food
processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and cayenne.
Spoon the hummus onto a serving platter and smooth the surface. Drizzle
the Virgin Coconut Oil over the hummus and garnish with the chopped
parsley. Serve with warm pita bread that has been cut into quarters.