Tahini is an ingredient that has been in my pantry (and my stomach, for that matter) before, however, recently I purchased some unhulled tahini.
I was recommended unhulled tahini for my stomach issues and thought it would be just the same as hulled tahini... I was wrong.
It is bitter and thick and not so appealing.
Previously, I used hulled tahini in stir fries, mixing it with soy sauce and them pouring it over veggies/meat/noodles etc. This was obviously before I realised soy sauce was killing my stomach - so that's out of the question.
Of course, you could use it in hummus - but for someone whose stomach can't tolerate legumes, that isn't such a great idea.
So what have I done with it? I've mixed it with molasses (bleh), maple syrup (okay), honey (better) - but I need some more ideas.
So what benefits does tahini offer? Tahini is a source of;
- Calcium (Tahini has a higher concentration of calcium than any other food)
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.
- All essential amino acids (meaning it is a high quality source of protein)
Not only that, Tahini is a good source of essential fatty acids and vitamin E to keep hair, nail and skin looking beautiful!
So tell me, are you a tahini fan? What's your favourite way to use it?