Tahini is the product obtained by grinding sesame seeds. It is a calorie-rich food, primarily from good fats (80%) and carbohydrates. It contains moderate amounts of proteins and is a good source of calcium and iron.
It contains a variety of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, many of the B-complex vitamins, folic acid, and Vitamin E.
Thanks to these beneficial components, it:
- Contributes to the protection of the body against oxidative factors responsible for health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer.
- Reduces the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
- Contributes to the regulation of blood pressure.