Hulled Tahini Versus Unhulled Tahini
December 9, 2015
Want to know what the fuss on tahini is all about? We’re here to answer your questions- all aboard the tahini train!
What is Tahini and why is it amazing?
Mayver’s Tahini is just sesame seeds that have been lightly toasted, stone ground, blended and bottled. No other ingredients, no added oils, sugars or fats. Deliciously nutty, Mayver’s Tahini is naturally cholesterol, gluten and dairy free and is so versatile- say hello to your next secret ingredient for EVERYTHING! It’s super packed with powerful phytonutrients, essential vitamins and minerals plus 3 unique antioxidants that have been clinically proven to naturally lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. A quarter cup of Tahini contains 149 mg of calcium (compared to a quarter cup of milk which only contains 56 mg of calcium).
How is Unhulled Tahini different from Hulled Tahini?
Hulled Tahini has the outer shell of the sesame seed (known as kernels) removed and has a more creamier taste with around 10 milligrams of calcium per tablespoon and fibre of 6.2g/100g. In contrast, Unhulled Tahini has not had the shell removed and is kept whole. This results in a higher content of calcium 860mg/100g and fibre at 16g/100g with a darker, slightly more bitter flavour profile.
What tahini-licious recipes should I try now?
We recommend starting with a simple salad dressing with 1 tablespoon of Mayver’s Hulled Tahini, 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup of warm water. Mix until smooth and drizzle over salads or roast veggies and meat. Even plain Tahini drizzled over sweet potato is a classic combo, you have to try it!