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Tahini, Sesame Seed Butter

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About This Food

Description

Tahini is a popular Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds and oil and is a crucial ingredient to the popular hummus dip.

 

Sesame seeds are packed with vitamins and nutrients, and are a good source of protein. Tahini, therefore, carries a lot of these benefits such high levels of trace minerals necessary for body regulation like thiamin, phosphorus magnesium, and calcium. These minerals can decrease blood pressure, improve bone strength, and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

 

Ounce for ounce, tahini has three times more iron than beef. The fat found in tahini is predominantly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  

 

Glycemic Load=0 

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Copper
  • Thiamin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)sesame butter

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Calories: 89

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 57 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
7.95 g
Saturated Fat
1.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
3.48 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
60 g
ALA
60 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
3.23 g
Net Carbohydrate
2.53 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0.7 g
Protein
2.61 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
10.05 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.63 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.02 mg
1%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
14.7 mcg
4%
Niacin
0.85 mg
4%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.24 mg
16%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
21.15 mg
2%
Copper
0.24 mg
12%
Iron
0.66 mg
4%
Magnesium
14.25 mg
4%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
118.5 mg
12%
Potassium
68.85 mg
2%
Selenium
0.26 mcg
0%
Sodium
5.25 mg
0%
Zinc
0.69 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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