Tahini can be convenient to buy at most grocery stores, but expensive. It’s incredibly simple to make yourself. Providing you have:
- coffee/spice grinder
- food processor
- frying pan or microwave if toasting the seeds
Then hit the bulk foods section of your grocery store for some sesame seeds! If there’s vitamin K in sesame seeds, it’s so low there’s no concern. There’s some real benefit to eating sesame/tahini:
- The copper in sesame seeds is good for Rheumatoid arthritis
- Magnesium supports vascular and respiratory health
- Calcium helps prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis, migraines and PMS
- Zinc for bone health
- Phytosterols lower cholesterol
- It’s worth finding a store with a decent bulk foods section for various things – sugar, spices, nuts, oatmeal and such. You can save a lot.
- The nice part about tahini is that if the sesame and oil separates – just mix it up again.
When Life gives you tahini, make hummus! 🙂