Sesame is a plant that generally grows in Africa and India. It is today domesticated and naturalized in tropical and sunny regions all over the world. It is cultivated for its edible seeds.
Grown for more than 3000 Years the sesame oilseed is one of the oldest. It’s a robust crop that needs little farming support. It grows in drought conditions and high heat. It is used as oil, or full in cooking for its rich and nutty flavor. From it, we derive the Tahini and the Halawa, main ingredients for many international cuisines around the world.

What are the benefits of sesame?

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of vitamin B
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Source of plant protein
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Supports healthy bones
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Aids blood cell formation
  • Supports immune system
  • Soothes arthritis
  • Supports thyroid health
  • How is it called around the world?

  • French: Sésame
  • English: Sesame
  • Arabic: Semsom
  • Spanish: Sésamo
  • Italian: Sesamo
  • Japanese: Goma
  • Portugese: Sésamo
  • Russian: Kunzhut
  • Armenian: K’njut’
  • Chinese: Zhima
  • Danish: Sesam
  • German: Sesam

    Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that has been cultivated in India 4000 years ago. It is made by grinding roasted sesame seeds into a smooth paste with the addition of oil and salt. Tahini is commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine as a dip, sauce, or ingredient in dishes such as hummus and baba ghanoush. From it, we derive the Tahini and the Halawa, main ingredients for many international cuisines around the world.

    What are the benefits of Tahina?

  • Blood Pressure
  • Hormone Balance
  • Skin Health
  • Bone Mineral Density
  • Weight Loss
  • Brain Health
  • Source of Iron
  • Improved Immunity

    Halawa is a sweet confectionery of Middle Eastern origin, with a history of over 3000 years. It is made by mixing tahini and sugar at a high temperature. Halawa is commonly used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian cuisine.

    What are the benefits of Halwa?

  • Nourishes the body
  • Promotes cell integrity and function
  • Enhances vitamin E activity
  • Keeps your heart healthy
  • Supports immune response
  • Protects the skin
  • Aids the digestive tract
  • Some Recipes

    Sesame oil asian way dressing

    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp white vinegar
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp sugar (or honey)

    Shake the ingredients together and enjoy it with your salad.

    Tahina and Halawa Brownies

    • 1 cup olive oil
    • 8 ounces chocolate
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • ¼ cup cocoa powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 6 ounce Halawa
    • ¼ cup 100% tahini

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch casserole with parchment paper.

    • In a small bowl combine the olive oil with chocolate and melt over a double boiler or for 1 minute in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
    • In a large bowl whisk eggs with sugar until pale, about 3-4 minutes by hand. Gently mix in melted chocolate just until blended. Add flour, cocoa and salt and fold in gently, careful not to over mix.
    • Break up large chunks of halva and place them on the bottom of the prepared pan, reserving 1 ounce to crumble on top later.
    • Pour batter over top to fill the pan. Spoon tahini over top of brownies in 12 spots, then use a knife to swirl it through.
    • Bake for 20 minutes, until the top is cooked, it’s okay if the middle is a little soft, that will help result in a chewy gooey brownie.
    • Immediately after removing from the oven, crumble halvah over top. Allow to cool at least an hour before cutting and storing or serving.