You thought tahini was just for felafel and hummus, right?
This page will soon tell you about tahini's amazing health benefits, and go here to learn a bit of its interesting history.
Soon to come: links to tempting tahini recipes. So tune in again soon!
Meanwhile try Cooking for The King's Tried and True Tahini Cookies.
Health benefits of Sesame Tahini
Tahini soars above the plant food realm in protein, vitamin B, including folic acid, and iron, in addition to non-dairy calcium. These are all nutrients that are especially important in the diet of women of all ages.
Sesame tahini is high in Vitamin E, the “fountain of youth” vitamin, so called maybe because this anti-oxidant, when obtained from food sources, is associated with excellent brain function in older adults.
It is well advised to ensure we get our nutrients from food sources whenever possible. In doing so, we work in conjunction with the Almighty to keep the kli, the vessel for our neshama, able to do mitzvos in the best possible way.
The same is true for sesame’s rich lecithin levels. Our brains contain approximately 28% to function normally. Vitamin E is fat soluble, meaning we need to intake just the fats that lecithin provides in order for Vitamin E to be absorbed properly by our bodies.
Because it is easily digestible, tahini is an ideal protein source for people with weak digestive systems, as well as a quick energy source for active people.
Learning about the health benefits of foods like delicious, adaptable sesame tahini and eating well is one way we show our Creator appreciation for all He provides to take care of us.
Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin ~ The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips designed to bring majesty to the mundane.
As featured in Mishpacha, the Jewish Press, Hamodia, Yated & 5Towns Jewish Home
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