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Nutrition Facts for Tahini Sauce

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Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.
Nutrition Facts for Tahini Sauce
A small dish of tahini sauce within a large plate of sesame seeds. Photo Credit KatarzynaZdanowska/iStock/Getty Images

Tahini sauce consists primarily of ground sesame seeds, which may be hulled or unhulled. It's an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus, and used as a common table condiment.

Calories

A 2 tbsp. serving of tahini sauce contains a total of 90 calories, according to Fatsecret. This calorie content consists of 72 calories from fat, 10 calories from carbohydrates and 8 calories from protein. This provides 4.5 percent of the daily value for calories, based on a standard diet of 2,000 calories per day.

Fat, Carbohydrates and Protein

A serving of tahini sauce provides 8 g of fat, or 12 percent of the daily value for fat. It also has 2 g of carbohydrates, which is about 1 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates. Tahini sauce contains 2 g of protein, or about 4 percent of the daily value for protein.

Minerals

Tahini sauce provides 135 mg of sodium per serving, which is about 6 percent of the daily value for sodium. A serving of tahini sauce also contains 2 percent of the daily value for calcium and iron.

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