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Honey Tahina

Who needs peanut butter when tahini and honey are available?

Dipping a piece of bread into tahini, then following with a forkful of thick honey. It’s simple and easy to make at home. With fewer calories than peanut butter (and no nuts), it's healthy and delicious.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of light tahini

The ratio of honey to tahini is a matter of personal preference, and much can depend on the taste of both the tahini and the honey being used. Start with this one to one ratio, and add more honey or more tahini to taste.
Start with a measuring cup and pour in 1/4 cup of the honey, Spoon in the tahini on top to the 1/2- cup mark and then stir to combine well.
Note: Stir the tahini in its jar first. The oil will rise to the top while stored and it should be mixed in before using.
Serve on slices of whole grain bread or toast. (Try adding slices of banana for another great taste.)

Why is Tahina good for me?
Tahena is very nutritious containing more protein than milk and most nuts, It's a rich source of B vitamins that boost energy and brain function, vitamin E, which is protective against heart disease and stroke, having to contain many of the food values needed by the human body. It has no cholesterol, is relatively sodium free, and is made up from about 50% fat, 20% protein, 16% carbohydrates, 5% fiber. It also contains a good amount of calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins C.

In the past ages, this sesame seed product, besides being employed as a tasty food enhancer in the kitchen, was eaten to restore vitality and sex appeal, and as a bowel movement stimulant. Today, modern science has established that these ancient attributes have some merit. It has found that sesame seeds have some anti-aging qualities helpful in the improvement of skin capillaries and the smooth movement of food through the body.