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    Is Tahinin ok ???

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    I was at whole foods and tasted the most delicious red pepper cashew spread .. I want to make it but it calls for tahini which is sesame seeds ground . I dont want to buy it if its not primal . i am working on losing so i wont eat a lot of it and you do use raw cashews, guess i could also try it with macademia nuts too. any advice appreciated Thanks!!

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    Unfortunately not, tahini is full of omega 6, so it's both inflammatory and likely to be oxidised (effectively rancid, predisposing to disease). Generally cashews are frowned on too combined with other nuts, partly because they're high carb but also omega 6, and they're technically seeds not nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brachiate View Post
    Unfortunately not, tahini is full of omega 6, so it's both inflammatory and likely to be oxidised (effectively rancid, predisposing to disease). Generally cashews are frowned on too combined with other nuts, partly because they're high carb but also omega 6, and they're technically seeds not nuts.
    Did you read the Primal Blueprint? Cashews & Macs are Mark's favorite nuts.
    Last I knew tahini was ok, b/c it's from seeds. We're down with seeds on primal, aren't we?
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    It's just a ground seed. Hunter-gatherers were down with seeds, I'm down with seeds. There's a whole lot worse I could get my paws into. I already eat cleaner than 99.5% of Americans, so I could really give a flying whup about <gasp> high O6 on occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Did you read the Primal Blueprint? Cashews & Macs are Mark's favorite nuts.
    Last I knew tahini was ok, b/c it's from seeds. We're down with seeds on primal, aren't we?
    Apologies, I've come to MDA from another corner of the paleo world (Art De Vany generally minimises seeds because of antinutrients like lectins, and singles out cashews among nuts). The amount of omega 6 in tahini would be a concern to me regardless though. (Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from unroasted kernels (non-chemically removed seed coat)).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brachiate View Post
    Apologies, I've come to MDA from another corner of the paleo world (Art De Vany generally minimises seeds because of antinutrients like lectins, and singles out cashews among nuts). The amount of omega 6 in tahini would be a concern to me regardless though. (Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from unroasted kernels (non-chemically removed seed coat)).
    gotcha! thanks for clarifying.
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    Dr. BB and I are such naughty, naughty girls.
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    Oooh... we eat seeds and dairy. SPANK US!
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    I need a seed-free caveman to pull my hair, teach me the error in my evil ways.
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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    yes I have read both books .. and thats what i thought too trish!! sometimes I think people on this thread gear off of what mark says and it gets confusing .. I put all of my trust into him and his books!!

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