Bacel Roasted Tahini is a star ingredient that deserves a permanent place in your pantry. Not only is it rich and tasty, it is also very healthy. Below, we have listed some health benefits of tahini.
Good Source of Protein
Protein is a macro nutrient, and your body needs large amounts of it. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. Too little protein reduces lean body mass, muscle strength, can cause muscle cramping and soreness, and can make you feel tired. Tahini contains more protein than milk and most nuts. The protein content in tahini is 25% and is classified as a complete protein, so it is a great post workout snack to retain muscle strength.
Good Source of Magnesium
Known as the master mineral, magnesium is responsible for more than 300 metabolic processes in the body, including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins. Magnesium deficiency can lead to poor heart health, muscle cramps, tremors, nausea, high blood pressure and respiratory illness. Two tablespoons of tahini contains 30 mg of magnesium.
High in Calcium
Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. There are also studies suggesting that calcium may protect against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. One tablespoon of tahini contains 70mg of calcium.
Good source of Omega 3
Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the "good" types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Your body can't make them, you have to eat them – and tahini is a great place to start. In one serving of tahini, there is 60mg of Omega 3.
It is Rich in Antioxidants
Consuming foods rich in antioxidants may be good for your heart health and may also help to lower your risk of infections and some forms of cancer. Tahini is full of antioxidants including Sesamin. Most antioxidants are used up before reaching the liver, but this does not happen with Sesamin. It improves liver functions by fighting free-radicals which cause fatigue, ageing and disease.
High in Zinc
The high zinc content in tahini helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and assisting in bone mineral density. Tahini contains just about every type of vitamin B your body needs, which play a part in healthy cell division and red blood cell health.