Tahini Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Tahini.


There are 89 calories in Tahini.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


tbsp (15 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
Calories 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 grams

Saturated Fat 1.1 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 3 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 5.3 milligrams

Potassium 69 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 3.2 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.7 grams

Protein 2.6 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 90 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 24 minutes
Running (6mph) 9 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 12 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is tahini substituted for?

Because tahini is the butter of sesame seeds, you might want to consider a nut or seed butter as a go-to substitute. Other options include greek yogurt and sesame oil. These tahini substitutes will complement your dish since they are all sources of healthy fats and contribute to a creamy consistency.

Is hummus and tahini the same thing?

You bet! In fact, tahini is one of hummus’ main ingredients, along with chickpeas and olive oil. That’s why our favorite dip can be so rich and delicious—in hummus, tahini adds smoothness to the texture, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

What is the tahini made from?

hulled sesame seeds

Tahini is made of three ingredients: hulled sesame seeds, oil and sometimes salt. Hulled sesame seeds are typically toasted then ground and emulsified with oil to create a smooth, creamy seed butter with a pourable consistency.

Is tahini just sesame butter?

Tahini is a paste that is made from sesame seeds, but it’s not the same as sesame paste, as a recipe might call for. As mentioned, the biggest difference is that sesame paste is made from toasted seeds whereas tahini is made using raw seeds.

Can I use sesame oil instead of tahini?

Sesame oil is a pressed oil from sesame seeds which can also be a substitute for tahini in certain cases. Think of sesame oil as an ingredient with a concentrated sesame flavor. Since the consistency is different, 1:1 substitution is not recommended. You need to use it sparingly.

Can I use sesame seeds instead of tahini?

If your recipe calls for a drizzle of tahini, often a sprinkle of sesame seeds will give the same nutty flavour highlight. Just the texture will be different. If you have a high powered blender, you can grind your own sesame seeds to make super fresh tahini.

Where do I find tahini?

In most grocery stores, tahini is either in the aisle with other condiments like peanut butter or in the aisle with international foods. You can also find it at a specialty or Middle Eastern grocery. It is sold shelf-stable in glass or plastic jars and is not refrigerated.

Where is tahini in supermarket?

With the boom in hummus popularity and global cuisines, tahini paste can now be found in most large supermarkets; check by the condiments near gourmet olives or in the ethnic foods department.