Tahini is a condiment made from toasted and ground hulled white sesame seeds. It is a rich source of protein and calcium.
It is used in baba ghanoush (roasted eggplant dip), pekmez (sweet turkish dip), hummus and in many other recipes. Because of its high oil content, it needs to be refrigerated to prevent spoilage. Tahini has high levels of calcium and protein, making it a must ingredient in any plantbased pantry.
Sesame seeds has many other species, coming in a variety of colors ranging from light to dark. It has the highest oil content of any seed, with a nutty flavor. Sesame seeds are high in protein, iron and zinc.
Sesame seeds are added to breads, or over the top of baked goods, they are also baked into crackers or sprinkled onto a variety of foods. Popular uses of sesame seeds also include tahini and sesame oil. The seeds need stored at 6 percent moisture or less. If the seed is too moist, it can quickly heat up and become rancid.