Spreading Tahini

Tahini is a spread made from ground sesame seeds. Traditionally, it is made by soaking the seeds overnight, after which they are crushed in order to separate the hulls from the seeds. The crushed seeds are then put into salted water, which allows the hulls to sink and the seed kernels to float to the top of the […]

Brazil Nut

Planting the Seeds of Change

While legumes and grains are seeds, they have different nutritional profiles than the foods we traditionally think of as edible seeds, such as Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds. Seeds have been an important food source throughout history. About 10,000 years ago, humans harvested seeds, which may have spurred the development of agriculture. Seeds ripened […]