Using Tahini in 14 Steps

Using Tahini in 14 Steps

“What are tahini and sesame?” the answer to this is in short, foods that are constantly interacting with each other. Although tahini acts as a glue that holds food together, it is not a material contained in Decked sesame seeds or sauce. With its rich nutritional value, it can be used for desserts, as well as ideal for salad dressing and even marinating meats. 
Tahini is grown mainly on African and Asian soils around the world. It has a wide place in North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Eggplant, the most popular dishes of these cuisines, makes a great fit when added to coriander, hummus and yoghurts. Although it does not have the same flavor for those who are allergic to the nuts contained in peanut butter, it offers a near-perfect alternative with its creamy consistency. 
Although the shelf life of tahini is long, it is still recommended to store it in a cool, dry place. When you open the lid of the tahini cream, which has been opened for the first time or has not been used for a long time, you can see that the sesame oil comes out on top. In such cases, it is enough just to mix, so that the tahini will return to its original state again.

When we look at the 14 different usage recipes of tahini;
1. Chickpea Hummus Recipe
2. On a Cauliflower Dish with Turmeric
3. Into Falafel Dumplings
4. Marinade Sauce for Dishes with Lamb Meat with Spinach
5. Tahini, Lemon Juice and Garlic Mixed Salad Dressing
6. Mixed Carrot and Broccoli Salad with Tahini Sauce
7. Grilled Salmon with Spinach Tahini, Along With Sesame Beets 
8. In Sesame Rings
9. Into the Marinade Prepared 1 Night Before Cooking Chicken Dishes Without Cooking
10. Pita Bread with Tahini
11. Making Maple Syrup Bread with Tahini
12. In Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies
13. Pan-Fried Tahini Pasta
14. Tahini Coffee Smoothie

Tahini recipes offer more than 14 different uses. In order to better understand this variety, we need to address some questions about tahini.
• What is tahini?
• How is tahini made?
• What are the types of tahini? 
• What are the benefits of tahini?
• How is tahini used?
• Where to buy industrial tahini?

What is Tahini?
it is the name given to 100% natural sesame puree. This word of Arabic origin is derived from the word ”tahina“, which means ”flour“ or ”ground". As a word, it was first used in India and then spread to the Far East, South Asia and Middle East regions through trade. M.D. tahini, which was brought to our geography by the Assyrian civilization through trade in 2500 years, has attracted great attention with its nourishing, healing and calming properties. 

How is Tahini Made?
While Zirve Tahini is made by traditional methods, tahini producers in general follow the following steps in wholesale tahini production;
* Sesame seeds obtained by natural means are deposited and washed in salt water to reduce the bitter taste after harvesting, but the stage of depositing in salt water varies depending on demand. 
• It is then roasted preferably at a low temperature in order to preserve its nutritional value as much as possible before it is reduced to the consistency of cream or puree. 
* Sesame puree is obtained by grinding process until paste consistency is obtained.
• A small amount of salt is added to the consistency of the resulting puree.
* Liquid oil, sesame oil or olive oil are added to reduce the density.

What are the Types of Tahini?
Various tahini options offered as Decked Tahini include white tahini and double roasted tahini. However, these options are accompanied by whole wheat tahini as a third. White tahini is a slightly colored and intensely delicious tahini variety obtained by separating sesame seeds from their shells. Double roasted tahini is produced from sesame roasted in double stages by special methods and has a more intense aroma. Whole wheat tahini, on the other hand, has a nutritious and layered flavor profile because it contains the bran part of sesame. 

What are the Benefits of Tahini?
Sesame is an oily seed rich in lipids and proteins. This oilseed, which is found in the walnut, hazelnut and almond family, is beneficial for the cardiovascular system because it contains unsaturated fatty acids. It gives energy and is beneficial for intestinal health thanks to the fiber contained in its content. When sesame becomes tahini with this rich content, it contains various minerals in terms of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, calcium, selenium and iron.

How Is Tahini Used?
Although tahini is usually consumed in our country with hummus, eggplant puree, pumpkin dessert or mixed with molasses, there are also different uses. It is widely used in professional kitchens, in the marinating of many meat and chicken products as a sauce, in salad dressings, pasta creams and similar fields. 

Where to Buy Industrial Tahini?
While consumers usually prefer to buy single tahini from supermarkets, this is not a good method for food manufacturing companies. Working with companies that produce wholesale tahini on an industrial scale provides advantages in terms of time and cost. Zirve Gıda's wholesale tahini products offer these important contributions to the food industry for mass production.