Sesame seed, especially the organic sesame of Eden Tahini and Black Sesame Butter, is a superfood source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), exceptionally high-quality protein with methionine, lysine, and tryptophan (which are rare in vegetable sources), vitamins (especially B vitamins), and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc.
An ancient, highly valued food and oil seed, sesame’s recognition as a superfood goes back thousands of years. Sesame is one of the oldest oil seed used by humanity. It remains an important food in Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Rim, South American, African, Indian, and Egyptian cultures. Japan is the largest importer of sesame in the world.
Eden Black Sesame Butter is organic, roasted, ground whole black sesame seed. The Chinese believe black sesame has anti-aging properties and improves digestion. Black sesame seed is especially prized for health benefits and its appealing sweet taste, making it a commonly used ingredient in desserts and baked goods. Black sesame soup with mochi rice is a popular Asian dessert.
Eden Sesame Tahini is organic, dry roasted tan sesame ground to a creamy paste. Tahini is popular in the Middle East and is a Mediterranean staple. It is an essential ingredient in making hummus and falafels, but is versatile enough to be used in sauces, salad dressings, dips, desserts, pastries, smoothies, and casseroles.
A combination of miso and tahini to make miso-tahini spread is prominent in the macrobiotic realm for bread, sandwiches, crackers, and as a dip. This deliciously simple sesame sauce is made with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, a dash of good sea salt, water, and either fresh dill, parsley, mint, or thyme. Sesame’s delicious warming taste goes well with almost all other foods.
Miso Tahini Spread Recipe
Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes
Heat skillet. Add miso, water, and tahini. Mix thoroughly and sauté for 2 minutes. Mix in green onions and sauté for another 2 minutes. Serve on whole grain bread, sandwiches, and pita bread, or use it as dip for veggies.
Per serving: 138 calories, 13g fat (78% calories from fat), 4g protein, 3g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium