Nutritional Facts of Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste, Calories in Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste

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How many calories does one tablespoon of Tahini Paste have?

One tablespoon of Tahini Paste gives 87 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 8 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 73 calories.  One tablespoon of Tahini Paste  provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Tahini Paste recipeA very flavourful and aromatic paste of sesame seeds and olive oil seasoned with salt, the Tahini Paste is a valuable addition to several Lebanese dishes. 

It can be used in dips , spreads and other dishes. You will find that the use of oil-rich sesame seeds gives this paste a very unique taste that is both creamy and nutty. 

If you love Lebanese cuisine, you might also like to try the Lebanese Potato Salad and the Spinach and Cheese Sambousek .

Potato Salad, Lebanese Potato Salad

Potato Salad, Lebanese Potato Salad

Is Tahini paste healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Sesame Seeds (Til) : These tiny white seeds are indeed a good source of protein. Half of daily requirement of calcium is fulfilled by consuming ½ cup of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a storehouse of ironfolic acid and help to prevent iron deficiency  anaemia and boost your energy. The lignans, a type of polyphenol, present in seed does wonders to naturally reduce cholesterol levels. See detailed benefits of sesame seeds.

Olive Oil : Olive oil is a strong antioxidant and good for heart. Also its has anti inflammation properties. Note that its a fat at the end of the day so don't consume too much. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Tahini paste ?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. The lignans, a type of polyphenol, present in sesame seed does wonders to naturally reduce cholesterol levels.  Eat in moderation.

Can healthy individuals have Tahini paste?


How to burn 87 calories that come from one tablespoon of Tahini Paste?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         26  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            9  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         12  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         15  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy87 cal4%
Protein1.6 g3%
Carbohydrates2.1 g1%
Fiber1.4 g6%
Fat8 g12%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A43.7 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)11.5 mcg6%
Calcium83.6 mg14%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium30.1 mg9%
Phosphorus48.9 mg8%
Sodium0.9 mg0%
Potassium40.1 mg1%
Zinc1 mg10%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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