What is tahini? Hummus addicts around the globe recognize it as an ingredient in their favorite dip and spread, but what is tahini made of? What about it makes hummus so delicious and smooth?
Tahini is a paste made out of ground sesame seeds. It has been cultivated in India since 5000 BC, making it an ancient food and a staple ingredient in recipes throughout time. Tahini is super versatile and can be used in a ton of different dishes, adding a light, toasted flavor. It also gives hummus the smooth, creamy consistency that everyone knows and loves- but not all hummus is created equal.
Unfortunately, a lot of other hummus companies use fillers like soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and other vegetable oils in their hummus to cut costs, and use less tahini.
But, here at hummustir, we’re all about producing an excellent, superior hummus that we’re proud of. Because of that, we don’t use any of those other oils to give our hummus a smooth, creamy consistency. Instead, we use more tahini!
So, how does using more tahini benefit you? Tahini is a super nutrient-dense food, loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamin b, vitamin e, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, lecithin, and methionine. It’s also an amazing source of plant-based calcium, amino acids, and protein, and has a decent dose of healthy fat. It helps to prevent anemia, maintain good skin, promote cell growth, and regulate high blood pressure and cholesterol. It is easily digested, and aids in nutrient absorption of other food.
It’s a simple superfood that packs quite the nutritional punch, tastes delicious, and makes hummus super smooth. Grab a container of hummustir and see the difference for yourself, more tahini means a better, smoother, tastier hummus! #StirItUp