Sesame seed paste.
One of the basic ingredients of Middle Eastern food, tahina is an oily paste made from crushed sesame seeds. It is used in a variety of foods such as hummus and babaghanush as well as on its own as a condiment. Tahina is also popular in Israel.
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"Food: Tahina." Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 15, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/food-tahina
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