View Full Version : Israeli Thina - Is it raw?
06-30-2012, 08:32 AM
My name is Elina and I'm from Israel. I absolutely love Thina (made from sesame grains), but I have no idea whether it's considered raw food or not.
Does anyone know?
06-30-2012, 09:11 AM
Can you share the recipe so we can see the ingredients?
06-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Well, the Thina is sold ready to eat, But I know that they take sesame grains and ground them in millstone. The outcome is thick yet liquid mixture of grounded sesame that got blended with it's own oils.
However, I have no idea in what temperature this process is done.
What do you think?
06-30-2012, 12:07 PM
Sounds like what most of us know as tahini. Most isn't raw but you can get specifically raw brands. I like the raw version better. Check out health food shops or online raw stores.
06-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Here is a Raw recipe (http://www.rawist.com/recipes/994/raw-tahini) It looks really simple if you have a high speed blender.
Also I just read another recipe that says you should soak the seeds first, to make them more digestible then dehydrate them before you blend them.
06-30-2012, 01:59 PM
And be sure the sesame seeds aren't toasted.
06-30-2012, 02:20 PM
I would suggest calling the company to understand the details of how it is made. There are numerous nuances to what many people consider to be raw such as cooked at 100 degrees vs. 120 degrees. We should make a database of products along with their raw status. Does anyone know if this exists yet?
06-30-2012, 02:48 PM
Products change all the time so a database would not be up to date after quite a short time.
07-01-2012, 09:50 AM
Did not know you call it tahini, pretty cool. I will try to find some raw brends, but I've got to try that recipe!
Thanks y'all !
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