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Sesame seeds are rich in copper, maganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, dietary fiber, and more.  And the good news for us is that they don’t have much impact on blood sugar levels.  Eating tahini, a paste made from crushed sesame seeds, is an easy way to incorporate sesame into your diet.

Tahini is protein rich, has a somewhat nutty flavor, and it’s extremely versatile.   It can be used as a dip, in salad dressings, as a sandwich spread, and of course – to make hummus.  It’s also the main ingredient in the dessert food, halva.

A serving of two-tablespoons of tahini has approximately 3 grams of carbohydrate, and 8 grams of protein.  If you’re looking for organic tahini, you might want to try Arrowhead Mills Sesame Tahini.

 

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