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Frequently asked questions

If you have any concerns please read this collection of frequently asked questions before contacting us.
If anything is still unclear to you, do not hesitate to contact us.

Tahini is an artisanal sesame paste, velvety smooth and delicious. The sesame seeds are roasted before they are pressed, packaged as soon as it is ground and served as a delicious tahina salt sauce. Sesame Tahina is known as golden sesame paste or sesame butter for its rich and silky texture.

It is commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, and it is a versatile ingredient for savory and sweet dishes.

Halva is an exquisite, delicious, gluten-free dessert with a distinct texture and variety of flavors that make it a favorite sweet around the globe.

Derived from the Arabic halwa, meaning sweet, halva is believed to have originated in the Middle East, somewhere between 3000 BC and the 12th century AC. From there, it wove its sweet spell throughout the Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Subcontinent, where ingredients were swapped in and out, new ones added. Halva is at the same time crumbly and fluffy and it comes in many fantastic flavors: chocolate, pistachio, hazelnuts and many more. The variety of flavors and distinct texture make it a favorite across the globe and now finally in Italy!

Tahini can be used as a spread, a dip, a dressing, and serves as a key ingredient in many dishes, including hummus and baba ghanoush. For great ideas check our recipes page.

The classic way to enjoy halva is to slice it to small strips and serve after meals as an amazing dessert next to a hot drink. Nowadays, there are no limits in creativity: you can bake cookies and candies with halva, top your ice cream or pudding, put it on a warm toast… For great ideas check our recipes page.

Depending on the preferred consistency, you can keep Sesames Tahini either in the pantry for a smoother and more pourable texture. However, if you prefer a nut butter-like consistency, place Sesames Tahini products in the fridge. Never place a wet or dirty spoon in the jar.

One of the wonderful things about halva is that this healthy dessert has a long shelf life. Halva is made of sesame paste, and you can think of it a lot like peanut butter. Like peanut butter, halva can be stored safely at room temperature in the pantry for a month or more. Also like peanut butter, halva contains natural oils that will separate in warm temperatures. That’s why we recommend to keep your halva in cool area to prevent oiliness and preserve its crumbly texture.

Sesames Tahini products have an 18-months expiration date from the day the Tahini was pressed, but we recommend using the product up within the first 12 months.

Yes, naturally, halva is vegan. 55-60% of halva is sesame, the rest is flavorings. We don’t use honey nor eggs.

Yes, halva is gluten-free. 

Yes, all Sesames Halva and Tahini are kosher. We are certified by Rabbinate of the city and the religious council of Ma’ale Adumim.

Sesames Halva and Tahini are both manufactured in a facility in which tree nuts and peanuts are present.

Sesames offices are located in Turin, Italy, whereas our production factory is in Israel. We ship all over Italy and Europe .

We source exclusively first-grade Ethiopian Humera sesame seeds, then transport them to Israel for custom roasting and grounding into tahini paste. Ethiopian Humera seeds are known to be very sweet and have a higher ratio of oil to fibre. This creates a smoother, creamier texture and sweeter flavor tahini and halva.

We use a slow and meticulous cooking process. The seeds are roasted over gas-powered flames (rather than conventional steam) following traditional methods. Next, the seeds are ground by the authentic process of grindstone. This method is 10 times slower than industrial grinding methods, producing an intense flavor unique to Sesames products.

All orders are processed within 1-2 business days. We ship via priority mail that takes 1-3 business days.

We pride ourselves on making sure our customers are satisfied. If you have any problem or question about your order, please contact us via email or via whatsapp: our customar service is available on business days and we’ll reply to you within 24 hours.

Our full halva “cake” is 3.5 kg and it serves 40-45 people. If you have a party of 20 people, we recommend half of a halva cake. On our e-commerce, you’ll find it as a 240 gr slice cut off of the whole cake.