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Al Wadi Tahina, 100% Ground Sesame, 16-Ounce Jars (Pack of 6)

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  • 100% ground sesame paste
  • Free from any whitening agent
  • Perfect ingredient for falafel sauce, hommos, baba ghannouge, and halvah
  • Product of Lebanon
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Product Description

A staple in Eastern Mediterranean cooking, Al Wadi Al Akhdar Tahina is 100% ground sesame paste. Free from any whitening agents or other preservatives, it has a creamy consistency and a nutty flavor. Its savory flavor makes it an excellent base for appetizer spreads, especially hommos and baba ghannouge, and is the major ingredient of the famous falafel sauce.

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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001E5E2CW
  • UPC: 884716266086 015883145427
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,095 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By David Ross VINE VOICE on November 22, 2007
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I use tahini primarily to make hummus dip for fresh vegetables and pita bread. This is a fresh tahini paste (vs roasted) with a fresh nutty-sesame flavor. This tahini is more liquid than other tahini that I have purchased. You may need to adjust your hummus ingredients to use less liquid to get the consistency you prefer. The current price point of $5.00/lb ($30 for 6 pounds) is OK (previously very reasonably priced from $3.00 to $3.79 per pound.) In addition, 6 pounds is a huge quantity for me despite my liking for hummus.

Hummus can be prepared in 5 minutes in a food processor if you start with canned or cooked chick peas. You may need to stir the tahini before using as it tends to separate. Start with 1 clove garlic; chop and then mince in the food processor; add a 15 oz can (drained,reserve liquid) chick peas, 1/3 cup tahini, 1/3 cup olive oil. Mix and process at high speed until smooth; adjust thickness with reserved liquid as needed. Add seasonings such as salt, pepper, cummin or lemon juice to taste.

Whether you call it tahini or tahina, this sesame seed paste is also used to make halvah, a candy and debis which is the Middle East version of peanut butter and jelly.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bill S on July 26, 2009
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This is the best raw tahini I've ever had -- and I've tried many brands. It does have a very strong "raw tahini" flavor however, which some people may not like. But this strong flavor was exactly what I was looking for. Unlike one reviewer, I found little bitterness in this tahini -- I'd say it is far less bitter than the average raw tahini. If you want a mild tahini, go with a roasted one, not a raw one. But if you want a traditional tahini for traditional Middle Eastern dishes, I strongly recommend this one.

I've used this tahini in hummus, baba ghannouj, sauce for falafel, and sesame noodles. The results have been fantastic with the tahini flavor coming through in the final product, whereas other tahinis you can barely taste.

As another reviewer noted, this tahini is more liquidy than other tahinis, no doubt due to a higher oil content, so you may have to cut back on the other liquids or oils in the recipe.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anastasia on August 3, 2007
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Fresh and Delicious! This is my second case and will be back for more once this is done too -- makes awesome hummus and is also delicious as a replacement for Peanut Butter for those of us that can't have highly sugared types!

Great Stuff!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MAU on May 13, 2007
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Product was fresh tasting and made a very yummy hummus. I will buy it again once I go through all 6 jars.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Miller on December 14, 2012
This tahini far surpasses anything I've bought in a grocery store. My hummus turned out perfect. The tahini is more liquid then others I've used, so I had to use a little less olive oil and reserve then I normally do. Here's a few tips on how to make restaurant quality hummus: Use the zest of the lemon AND the juice (I use two lemons). Pre-mix the olive oil, tahini and lemon juice in a separate bowl before adding to the chickpea mixture. If you're soaking the chickpeas in water overnight, add one tsp of baking soda to the water -- nothing else. When cooking the chickpeas, also add one tsp of baking soda. (The baking soda will make the hummus more creamy). Add reserve one tbsp at a time until the desired taste and consistentcy is reached. (I use about 4-6 tbsp and no more).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rita in Portland on August 10, 2009
Excellent product for hummus or any other recipe that calls for tahini. Since it is natural with no junk added, the solids separate from the sesame oil. I just shake the container each time really hard before using it and when it becomes very hard on the bottom, I cut it with a knife and just use a bit of water or lemon juice to thin it. Al wadi again delivers a great product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 15, 2010
I just ordered a 6 pack of this brand and I like it. To me, it tastes just like any other tahini sauce I've tried. I've tried 3 other brands and this is just as good as the rest. The only problem I have is with the packaging. It's plastic. Brands such as Ziyad package thier tahini in glass bottles. Most importantly, The price is good, free shipping and purchasing online is very convenient for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Coenen TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 4, 2013
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Product quality is actually good. However, probably would be better to find in a local store. While Amazon did ship it with bubble wrap in a box, the manufacturer packing is lacking. Three of my six jars (all plastic, which is normally good) had broken vacuum seals, so I was hesitant to use the product. In fact, I threw three of the six away. All six had a greasy feel, which I can only attribute to the factory-packaging process.

Taste? Great. Quality? Great.
Packaging? Extremely poor.
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