All you need to know about buying Tahini
What is Tahini ?
Tahini is a paste from ground, roasted sesame. We use hulled (peeled) sesame and a light roasting process.
How is Gil’s Bio Tahini made?
The sesame is lightly roasted, peeled and milled with a stone mil. No additives, no salt
Where Gil’s Bio tahini comes from ?
Our Tahini is produced in Turkey. We import the finest organic sesame from Ethiopia – Humera region and Sudan- Gedaref region.
Why is our Tahini so special?
Few aspects make our Tahini truly unique: ♥ We produce it in the highest standard factory using advanced machines where all process are controlled and food safety is guaranteed. ♥We follow traditional Lebanese preparation methods- which give a light amber Tahini with sweet notes. ♥ We use only organic Humera/ Gedaref sesame. – sesame from this origin gives a unique nutty aroma and creamy texture.
Why should you buy Organic Tahini?
Organic tahini is made with organic sesame. Our farmers in Ethiopia and Sudan do not use pesticides and artificial fertilizers. This is better for the environment, the soil, biodiversity and also for the farmers themselves. Organic sesame costs more money because the yields are lower and farmers have to work harder. However this creates better living for farmers because they work in pesticide free environment and they do not have to import expensive chemicals to use in their field. Therefore we are happy to pay a little more for a product that is clean from pesticides and create healthy environment and healthy farmers.
What can you do with tahini?
Tahini has many uses. Making dips, sauces, baking cakes and bread. You can find lot’s of inspiring ideas on YouTube, Instagram ets. I personally love to make tahini dip that goes very well on bread, with roasted vegetables ( like ♥Aubergine♥) and of course to make Hummus!
A basic recipe for Tahini dip
Preparation time :3 minutes
♥ Tahini ♥ A bit water ♥ Lemon juice ♥ Salt ♥ Garlic ♥ Parsley
How to prepare:
Put half cup Tahini in a mixing bole
Add lemon juice, salt and garlic to taste, chopped parsley if you like. You can also use preserved lemon juice and garlic powder, dry parsley …
Slowly add water and mix continuedly until the tahini binds with the water. Add water until you get the desired thickness. Usually I use about 50% tahini and 50 % water.
How long can you keep Tahini?
Long. 2-3 years from production. Keep in dark cool place. No need to put in fridge, do not freeze. Stir well before use because the solids tend to settle in the bottom and the sesame oil tends to float. This is perfectly normal and does not affect the quality.
How nutritious is tahini?
Tahini is very nutritious. It has about 23%-25% protein (more than chicken meat! ) and 61% oil of them 44% unsaturated fat which is the good fat like olive oil. Tahini has lots of minerals like Calcium and Potassium. Tahini is also rich in dietary fibres – almost 10%!
Nutritional value of Gil’s Bio Tahini
Average Nutritional Facts (Per 100 g of Product)
Energy (Calories )
-Of which Sugar
<0.25 μg/100 g
<0.25 μg/100 g