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Feel Mighty Good at Every Age

Made from 100% sesame seeds, Might Sesame tahini has a particularly high nutritional density and is rich in of protein, fiber, good fats, vitamins and minerals. It’s an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, vitamin B1 and vitamin E. Moreover, Tahini also contains antioxidants and naturally occurring phytosterols. It all adds up to the whole package, and it’s why sesame is recommended by nutritionists for every stage of life.

Babies: In the Middle East, ground sesame paste is recommended as a first food, starting as early as 6 months. In this early phase of life, tahini can be added to vegetable or fruit puree. It’s important to note that for some, sesame maybe an allergen, so introduce new foods one at a time. From the age of one year and on, any form tahini is recommended, as a spread in sandwiches, a dip for fruits and vegetables, and an ingredient in any dish or snack.

Children and Teens: The first two decades of life are a window of opportunity to build up one’s bone mass, for resistance to fracture in adulthood. For this reason, calcium and magnesium-rich tahini is a great plant-powered food for children and teens. Two tablespoons of whole sesame tahini provides 26% of recommended daily magnesium for children 4-8 years old and 20% for children 9-18 years old. When it comes to preparing food for children, participation is key. Incorporating kids into meal- prep time creates a shared experience and expands their health awareness as knowledge is passed along. What children make, they usually eat, but it can take ten attempts to determine if a certain food is tasty for them or not, so keep offering!

Seniors: Adequate nutrition among seniors is essential for overall health and reduces the risk of disease. Energy and mood is heightened among those who maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet, and a common nutritional deficiency at this age is a calcium. When the amount of calcium lost exceeds the amount in your diet, bone health is compromised—so a diet rich in calcium helps keeps bones strong and counters osteoporosis. Might Sesame tahini is an excellent source of calcium and magnesium, with 2 tablespoons providing about 22% of the recommended daily intake of calcium for men and women over 70 years of age.

Pregnancy: Nutrition is the basis for a healthy and balanced life all the time, but during pregnancy it’s critically important for mother and baby alike. Nutritional density helps develop fetal and placental tissue and supports lactation. Dietary needs during pregnancy vary, but for expecting mothers, tahini goes a long way in meeting these needs simply and deliciously.

Vegans and Vegetarians: Quality sources of protein, calcium, iron and other minerals are vitally important for non-meat eaters. Mighty Sesame Co. products are a great source of easy-to-digest, ready-to-eat protein and micronutrients.

Additional Benefits for All: Tahini is an excellent source of iron, which is essential to muscle health and oxygen flow. It plays an important role in the metabolism of protein, and supports overall physical and mental health. Iron deficiency can cause anemia, growth retardation, hormonal imbalance, hinder brain development, and cause concentration issues, fatigue and hair loss. Mighty Sesame Co. products are rich in good fats, macronutrients which support cell growth and development, brain function, balanced hormones, healthy skin, hair and strong bones. Feel Mighty Good at every age, and enjoy at least two tablespoons of Mighty Sesame tahini every day.