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What is tahini?

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Tahini is made by finely grinding sesame seeds and adding oil until a desired consistency is reached. Sesame butter is made the same way, but the seeds are roasted first. Tahini has a milder taste. Store both products in the refrigerator.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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