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The tahini

Hello everyone, I am the chef from the Quantum Isoraka restaurant, and today I am here on the culinary blog to talk to you about tahini, a delicious and versatile sesame paste. What is Tahini?  Tahini is a paste made from roasted and ground sesame seeds. It is widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine, particularly in dishes like hummus, baba ganoush, or tahini sauce. It has a creamy texture and a slightly bitter and nutty flavor. What are the Benefits of Tahini? Tahini is a healthy and nutritious ingredient. It is rich in plant-based proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins B and E. It helps strengthen the immune system, regulate cholesterol levels, and prevent osteoporosis. It is also gluten-free and vegan. Tahini is used as a condiment, as a base for sauces, or as an ingredient in various recipes. Tahini offers numerous health benefits due to its exceptional nutritional composition. Here are a few of its advantages: Tahini is a complete and balanced food that can be consumed daily. It pairs well with bread, raw vegetables, salads, soups, hummus, or falafels. It can also be used to prepare desserts like halva or sesame cake. Tahini can be stored in the refrigerator for several months. Just make sure to mix it well before using, as the oil may separate from the paste. How to Use Tahini? Tahini is very easy to use in cooking. Simply mix it with a little water, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and parsley to create a creamy and flavorful sauce. You can use it as a dip for raw or cooked vegetables, falafels, kebabs, or grilled meats. It can also be incorporated into soups, salads, dressings, or marinades. And why not in desserts? Tahini pairs very well with honey, chocolate, or dried fruits. Here are some ideas to enjoy its benefits and flavor: