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Whats so Good About Tahini Butter

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Have you heard about tahini butter but aren’t really sure what’s so good about it or how to use it? This butter is made from the ground up sesame seeds and is incredibly healthy food. Tahini butter is packed with nutrition and has a variety of health benefits to take advantage of.

In this article, I will go over:


What is tahini butter?

Tahini butter in ceramic bowl next to wooden scoop of sesame seeds on rustic tablecloth.

Tahini butter is made from the ground up sesame seeds. You can buy it in a jar at the grocery store, and you can also make tahini butter yourself by grinding up sesame seeds. It looks similar to other nut and seed butters, but it has a unique flavor. It is not sweet, but rather tahini butter tastes more earthy, savory, and slightly bitter.

Tahini butter is commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisines. It is used as an ingredient in things like hummus, sauces, salad dressings, and more. Now that it has become quite trendy, it is even used in things like healthy cookies and bars.

But why has it become so popular? What is so good about tahini butter? Read on to discover some of the tahini butter nutrition facts that make this butter a very healthy addition to your pantry.

Close up of woman’s hands holding sesame seeds in shape of a heart.


Tahini butter health benefits

Sesame seeds themselves are very good for your body, so tahini butter is full of health benefits.

Here are a few reasons to consider adding tahini butter to your diet:

1. It is keto-friendly

Have you been wondering, is tahini butter keto-friendly? Yes, it is!

Tahini is perfect ketogenic diet food. It has a good amount of healthy fat along with great protein. Plus, it is packed with nutrition, making it a great addition to the Health KetoTM eating plan. I use tahini butter a lot to mix it up from the usual nut butters, and I also use it as an ingredient in my keto recipes (for example in salad dressings and hummus).

2. It is rich in phytonutrients

Tahini butter is loaded with phytonutrients. These phytonutrients include antioxidants and other helpful compounds that help to protect your cells and clean up free radical damage. It is important to consume plenty of phytonutrient-rich foods like tahini on a regular basis to support your body in staying healthy, healing from damage, and preventing disease.

3. It is a great source of methionine

Methionine is an amino acid that is good for everything from depression to preventing grey hair. The health benefits of methionine include:

  • Boosting glutathione (the main antioxidant in the liver).
  • Helping form new blood vessels.
  • Decreasing copper poisoning.
  • Supporting greying hair.

4. It is loaded with nutrition

Colorful pills labeled with nutrients your body needs, vitamins and minerals for health.

Sesame seeds have a lot of nutrition packed into each little seed. And so tahini butter packs a punch when it comes to nutrients. This food is a great source of key vitamins and minerals. The nutrients in tahini butter include:

  • Vitamin B1
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Calcium

Sesame seeds and tahini butter are some of the best sources of calcium, for example. Tahini is also an excellent source of copper, a trace mineral that supports your brain, immune system, joints, and more.

5. It can help decrease health concerns

Because it has so many different important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, tahini butter can help to support a range of health issues. It is useful in helping to decrease things like:

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

How to use tahini butter

Tahini butter in glass jar next to pile of sesame seeds on white background.

You can either purchase tahini butter or make your own. One of the great benefits of tahini is that it doesn’t go rancid quickly and it keeps in your fridge for a long time. I recommend consuming it raw, so that you don’t destroy the nutrients and can get the benefits of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin E and linoleic acid.

There are many different uses for tahini butter in your kitchen, and cooking with tahini butter is easy. I personally like to add it to my salad dressings, and I also use it to make homemade hummus.

Tahini is a high-quality alternative to your usual nut butters. Rather than always using the same old nut butter, I think it is a great idea to mix things up in our diet. Adding in seed butters like tahini can enhance the quality of your health. I often mix tahini with almond butter in a 1:1 ratio and eat it with celery as a keto-friendly snack.

Close up of hummus in yellow bowl topped with sesame seeds and spices, tahini butter.



Tahini butter is a very healthy ketogenic diet food. It is loaded with nutrition, has healthy fats, and is a quality source of protein. The health benefits of tahini butter range from increasing your calcium and copper intake to supporting healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

If you haven’t tried tahini yet, give it a go. Mix it into your salad dressings, use it to make your own hummus, or combine it with nut butter and snack on it with celery.

How do you cook with tahini butter? What are your favorite tips for using this healthy keto food? Share in the comments below.

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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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