|It is a natural product which is produced from sesame seeds. Those seeds are processed in order to have their outer layer peeled off, then they are dried and finally mashed. This process creates tahini. Its name is similar both in Turkish, as it is called Tahin, and in Arabic as Tahina or Tehina. Tahini is rich in protein, vitamins (E, B1, B2, niacin etc.) amino acids and carbs. It is a main food during the Fast period and it offers all the nutrients the human body needs. It can be used in salads, pies, bakery products, in sweets as well as a spread, while it is the main ingredient in many types of halva. Furthermore, its oil,called sesame oil, which can be found on the surface of tahini, is aromatic and makes an excellent salad dressing.