SoCo - Seeds of Collaboration - started through an Israeli-Palestinian partnership. We believe economic collaboration is a way to build bridges. We support MEET (Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow), a non-profit in full partnership with MIT that connects young Israeli and Palestinian students using the common language of technology and entrepreneurship.
Every SoCo product sold helps fund a student startup at MEET, seeding more partnerships like ours.
How do you use this for recipes other than just hummus? Any favorites?
SoCo makes an excellent substitute in a variety of ways; it's a Swiss Army Knife in the kitchen! - As a salad dressing, you can dilute with 1/2 part water and 1/2 SoCo for a delicious, buttery dressing - It makes an amazing spread for sandwiches as a superior peanut butter and goes great with jelly, Nutella, marmalade, bananas, and so much more. Our healthy PB&J version is 2 SoCo spoons and 1 spoon of Honey/dates syrup (mix together) - SoCo works great in the pan to sautee your favorite foods, try it with stir-fry - SoCo works as an excellent glaze for any protein or vegetables (roasted or raw) - Try it with noodles for an excellent pad thai recipe - and of course please experiment and send us back your recipes to share with the SoCo community
Why Tahini is considered to be very healthy?
Stone ground sesame seeds are considered to be one of the ancient superfood, they are a great source of protein, calcium and iron with zero sugars. Also, it helps lower cholesterol, improve bone strength and enhance skin elasticity.
How much is shipping and how long does it take to ship the product?
Shipping is free for any US orders over $39, otherwise it ranges between $4.99-$7.99. It takes between 1-3 business days.
When does Tahini expire?
It can last up to 6 months after opening. We recommend that you either keep the jar in a cool and dark place or refrigerate the jar once it’s opened if you live in warm weather. It will keep the product safe and maintain the consistency of the paste. If you noticed natural oil gathering on the top, which is very normal, just shake and stir, it should be good as new.
Is this Kosher?
Yes, SoCo tahini products are all kosher.
Some tahini recipes vary in consistency. Which is the right one?
SoCo Tahini recipe has been perfected in for 5 generations and it’s known for its creamy texture, where you can basically eat it straight from the jar. The seeds are artisanally stone-milled to achieve the traditionally silky tahini that everyone craves and loves.
Is tahini raw?
Yes, tahini is roasted on a low temperature (below 48 Celsius), so the sesame seeds retain their nutrients and lock in their natural flavor.
Where are the sesame seeds from?
Our sesame seeds are 100% sourced from Humera in Ethiopia, which is considered to be the best sesame seeds due to the dry and warm climate.
Do you need to shake or stir it before use?
Yes! We recommend giving the tahini a good shake or stir before you enjoy so the natural oils can mix together.
What is tahini?
Tahini is made of stone ground sesame seeds and nothing else, SoCo Tahini has a silky, creamy consistency and is a staple in Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine. It has such a robust and distinct flavor, but it remains a versatile ingredient that can easily complement both sweet and savory dishes. Tahini is also the secret ingredient, every hummus plate contains 40% tahini.
Can this be stored at room temperature?
It can be stored at room temperature before and after you open it. Enjoy!