Tahini is made from sesame seeds that are soaked in water and then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are soaked in salt water, causing the bran to sink. The floating kernels are skimmed off the surface, toasted, and ground. Because of tahini's high oil content, Tahini should be refrigerated to prevent spoilage.

The oldest mention of sesame is in a cuneiform document written 4,000 years ago that describes the custom of serving the gods sesame wine. The historian Herodotus writes about the cultivation of sesame 3,500 years ago in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It was mainly used as a source of oil.

Tahini is mentioned as an ingredient of hummus kasa, a recipe transcribed in an anonymous 13th-century cookbook and is an ingredient in some Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dishes. Sesame paste is also used in Indian cuisine.

tahiniYosi Kitchen Tahini has many uses and is an ingredient in many of our dishes

Try some of our Yosi Kitchen Tahini today as an accompaniment to your favorite foods.  Yosi Kitchen Tahini can be used as an integral ingredient in cooking your favorite dishes to add a great sesame flavor.

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Yosi Kitchen Tahini is a must for your Middle Eastern cuisine