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Ready to Open Sesame your way to some delicious nutrition? Look no further than tahini! This multicultural darling is made by grinding highly nutritious sesame seeds into a thick, light-colored paste. The grinding process releases the omega-6 oil in the seeds and makes the vitamins and nutrients easier to absorb by the body. Extra nutrition bonus: the ground sesame seeds are rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B15, all known to promote the growth of healthy cells in our bodies.

In the U.S., tahini is often used to provide smoothness and richness in hummus, which is great as a healthy snack or an easy protein boost for your sandwich or wrap. Looking for more ways to include tahini in your meals? Look no further than the cuisines of North Africa, Greece and Turkey for some delicious ideas.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite tahini options at our Best Food Facts’ Pinterest page. Check it out and tweet us @BestFoodFacts to let us know your favorites.

Now that you’ve unlocked the deliciousness of tahini, make sure you know how to properly store it.

 

Source: Natural News.com

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