Nutritional Info

At TIGRIS, we believe in the nutrition power of whole foods.  Seeds, in particular, are a nutrition powerhouse, containing all the nutrients needed for a plant to sprout and grow. Sesame Seeds, the primary ingredient in TIGRIS Stone Ground Sesame Butter, are packed with nutrition. We partner with a manufacturer that stone grinds the seeds to produce our sesame butter, preserving the nutritional profile of the seed.  

Some well documented health benefits of Sesame include:

  • Source of Plant Protein and Fiber
  • Source of B Vitamins
  • Rich in Minerals including: Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Molybdenum and Selenium.
  • Source of phytosterols, including Sesamol.  Phytosterols are compounds believed to reduce blood cholesterol levels, enhance immune response and decrease risk of some cancers. For some light bedtime reading, see a study on phytosterols from the NIH (we love rigorous scientific studies).

Long History as Food and Medicine

Sesame seeds have a long history in the human diet.  Early records show sesame being a staple food in ancient China, Japan, Greece, India and the Middle East.  In addition to being an ancient food source, the health properties of sesame found their way into traditional medicines such as: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and African folk medicines. https://www.ijlpr.com/admin/php/uploads/327_pdf.pdf

Sugar: A little dab'll do ‘ya

At TIGRIS, we want to have our halva and eat it too.  We specially designed our Sweet Halva flavor to deliver on the sweetness we crave, but very low sugar content.

At only 2g sugar per serving, it has one of the lowest sugar contents of sweet nut/seed spreads out there.  Some of the competition:

Brand and Product

Grams Added Sugar

TIGRIS Sweet Halva

2g 

Justin’s Honey Almond Butter

4g

Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter

6g

Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

7g

88 Acres Vanilla Spice Sunflower Butter

4g

Earth Balance Peanut Coconut Spread

3g

Nutella

20g

Artisana Hazelnut Cacao

8g