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Tahini nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from roasted and toasted kernels (most common type)
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Tahini

Tahini
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 595
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 11.89 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) 1 oz (28.35 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. 18.7 (acidic)
TOP 3% Fats ⓘHigher in Fats content than 97% of foods
TOP 3% Calories ⓘHigher in Calories content than 97% of foods
TOP 7% Iron ⓘHigher in Iron content than 93% of foods
TOP 7% Calcium ⓘHigher in Calcium content than 93% of foods
TOP 8% Phosphorus ⓘHigher in Phosphorus content than 92% of foods

Tahini calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 595
Calories in 1 tbsp 89 15 g
Calories in 1 oz 169 28.35 g

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 128% 336% 68% 314% 37% 15% 126% 537% 190% 188%
Calcium: 426 mg of 1,000 mg 43%
Iron: 8.95 mg of 8 mg 112%
Magnesium: 95 mg of 420 mg 23%
Phosphorus: 732 mg of 700 mg 105%
Potassium: 414 mg of 3,400 mg 12%
Sodium: 115 mg of 2,300 mg 5%
Zinc: 4.62 mg of 11 mg 42%
Copper: 1.61 mg of 1 mg 179%
Manganese: 1.456 mg of 2 mg 63%
Selenium: 34.4 µg of 55 µg 63%

Mineral chart - relative view

Iron
8.95 mg
TOP 7%
Calcium
426 mg
TOP 7%
Phosphorus
732 mg
TOP 8%
Magnesium
95 mg
TOP 15%
Copper
1.61 mg
TOP 15%
Potassium
414 mg
TOP 17%
Zinc
4.62 mg
TOP 20%
Selenium
34.4 µg
TOP 28%
Manganese
1.456 mg
TOP 30%
Sodium
115 mg
TOP 47%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 5% 0% 0% 305% 110% 103% 42% 35% 74% 0% 15% 0%
Vitamin A: 67 IU of 5,000 IU 1%
Vitamin E : 0.25 mg of 15 mg 2%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 1.22 mg of 1 mg 102%
Vitamin B2: 0.473 mg of 1 mg 36%
Vitamin B3: 5.45 mg of 16 mg 34%
Vitamin B5: 0.693 mg of 5 mg 14%
Vitamin B6: 0.149 mg of 1 mg 11%
Folate: 98 µg of 400 µg 25%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Choline: 25.8 mg of 550 mg 5%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
1.22 mg
TOP 10%
Vitamin B2
0.473 mg
TOP 15%
Folate
98 µg
TOP 24%
Vitamin B3
5.45 mg
TOP 29%
Vitamin B5
0.693 mg
TOP 46%
Vitamin A
67 IU
TOP 46%
Vitamin B6
0.149 mg
TOP 55%
Vitamin E
0.25 mg
TOP 71%
Choline
25.8 mg
TOP 72%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin K
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

17% 53% 22% 4% 5%
Protein:
Daily Value: 34%
17 g of 50 g
34%
Fats:
Daily Value: 83%
53.76 g of 65 g
83%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 7%
21.19 g of 300 g
7%
Water:
Daily Value: 0%
3.05 g of 2,000 g
0%
Other:
5 g

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 399% 202% 157% 144% 78% 161% 155% 157% 215%
Tryptophan: 372 mg of 280 mg 133%
Threonine: 706 mg of 1,050 mg 67%
Isoleucine: 731 mg of 1,400 mg 52%
Leucine: 1302 mg of 2,730 mg 48%
Lysine: 545 mg of 2,100 mg 26%
Methionine: 561 mg of 1,050 mg 53%
Phenylalanine: 901 mg of 1,750 mg 51%
Valine: 950 mg of 1,820 mg 52%
Histidine: 500 mg of 700 mg 71%

Fat type information

15% 40% 46%
Saturated Fat: 7.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.302 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 23.564 g

Fiber content ratio for Tahini

2% 44% 54%
Sugar: 0.49 g
Fiber: 9.3 g
Other: 11.4 g

All nutrients for Tahini per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 595kcal 30% 3% 12.7 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 17g 40% 31% 6 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 53.76g 83% 3% 1.6 times more than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0% 100% N/ALemon
Net carbs 11.89g N/A 42% 4.6 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 21.19g 7% 33% 1.3 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Vitamin D 0µg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 8.95mg 112% 7% 3.4 times more than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Calcium 426mg 43% 7% 3.4 times more than MilkMilk
Potassium 414mg 12% 17% 2.8 times more than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 95mg 23% 15% 1.5 times less than AlmondAlmond
Sugar 0.49g N/A 71% 18.3 times less than Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
Fiber 9.3g 37% 12% 3.9 times more than OrangeOrange
Copper 1.61mg 179% 15% 11.3 times more than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 4.62mg 42% 20% 1.4 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Phosphorus 732mg 105% 8% 4 times more than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 115mg 5% 47% 4.3 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 67IU 1% 46% 249.3 times less than CarrotCarrot
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0% 62%
Vitamin E 0.25mg 2% 71% 5.8 times less than KiwifruitKiwifruit
Selenium 34.4µg 63% 28%
Manganese 1.46mg 63% 30%
Vitamin B1 1.22mg 102% 10% 4.6 times more than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.47mg 36% 15% 3.6 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 5.45mg 34% 29% 1.8 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.69mg 14% 46% 1.6 times less than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.15mg 11% 55% 1.3 times more than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0% 100% N/APork
Vitamin K 0µg 0% 100% N/ABroccoli
Folate 98µg 25% 24% 1.6 times more than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Saturated Fat 7.53g 38% 17% 1.3 times more than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Choline 25.8mg 5% 72%
Monounsaturated Fat 20.3g N/A 10% 2.1 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 23.56g N/A 9% 2 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.37mg 0% 44% 1.2 times more than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 0.71mg 0% 68% Equal to Beef broiledBeef broiled
Isoleucine 0.73mg 0% 69% 1.3 times less than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 1.3mg 0% 69% 1.9 times less than Tuna BluefinTuna Bluefin
Lysine 0.55mg 0% 76% 1.2 times more than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.56mg 0% 61% 5.8 times more than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 0.9mg 0% 58% 1.3 times more than EggEgg
Valine 0.95mg 0% 65% 2.1 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.5mg 0% 68% 1.5 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 595
% Daily Value*
83%
Total Fat 54g
36%
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
5%
Sodium 115mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g
36%
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 17g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 426mg 43%

Iron 9mg 113%

Potassium 414mg 12%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Tahini nutrition infographic

Tahini nutrition infographic
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170189/nutrients

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