Melrose Australian Tahini Sesame Spread in Hulled & Unhulled
Features and Benefits
Good source of calcium, protein and B group vitamins
Australian grown seed & Australian produced
Unhulled Tahini - made from the whole sesame seed - most nutritionally
Hulled Tahini - not as bitter as the unhulled variety
Melrose Australian Tahini spread is made in Australia from Australian
sesame seeds. It has a pleasant nutty taste and is great for those on a
dairy free diet. The unhulled Tahini is a good source of calcium and is not
mucus forming or acidic. This is unlike many of the dairy products Western
diets use predominantly as a calcium source. When the sesame seeds are
ground into a paste they are much easier to digest. This means that you
have a far greater chance of absorbing the nutrients from the sesame seeds.
Tahini comes in two varieties: hulled and unhulled - which contains the
outside hull of the sesame seed and therefore more fibre. Fibre provides
bulk to stool and improves transit time. This is why, unless crushed,
sesame seeds slip right through our digestive system without being broken
Tahini contains 45 - 50% polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, the good
fats. These are the beneficial fats found in foods such as nuts, olive oil
and avocados. This makes Tahini a high energy food with no cholesterol.
Tahini is a fabulous source of protein, especially for vegetarian diets. It
has a higher protein profile than milk, soya, and many nuts.
Tahini is a frequently used ingredient for people on a raw food diet. It
can be used by itself as dip with crudities or roasted vegetables. It can
be used in Hummus, salads or sandwiches, or can be mashed into baby foods
or stewed fruit.