Al Arz Tahini, a family-run business, which drove the explosion of interest in high quality tahini is expanding the sales network for its all-natural tahini products internationally. Al Arz is currently distributed from Germany and Belgium to restaurants and quality artisan food stores (both offline and online) and is interested in a nationwide distributor in the UK.

A staple of Middle Eastern diets, tahini is a traditional spread made from finely-ground roasted sesame seeds. It is used in both sweet and savoury cooking, and is a main ingredient in hummus. Al Arz Tahini is made exclusively from Ethiopian sesame seeds known for their sweetness and gentle earthy flavours. It is available in two varieties; the original tahini made from hulled sesame seeds, and whole sesame tahini from whole seeds, for a thicker, stronger flavour.

Tahini offers significant health benefits. It is rich in calcium and protein, low in cholesterol and a source of vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium and iron. As a result, tahini is increasingly popular with people looking to live a healthier lifestyle. It also caters to vegetarians and vegans.

Al Arz Tahini is made solely of sesame seeds, with no preservatives, additives or colourings. The unique manufacturing process ensures all the goodness of the raw material is preserved, and the end result is a tahini that is unmistakably traditional, sweet, delicate, and aromatic.

Julia Zaher, Owner of Al Arz Tahini, said: “More than ever we believe people want the real thing when it comes to their food. We also think they should be able to get that wherever they are in the world. So we’re excited to be growing our network to bring truly authentic tahini to the UK.”