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Sesame seeds are a superior source of the macronutrient calcium, which is vital for so many body functions.

 

This halvah recipe shows you how easy and delicious it is to get calcium rich nuts and seeds into our diet.

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Halva, the Middle Eastern sesame candy, is a dessert favorite.

 

Dense and rich, it tastes like peanut buttery fudge and is often layered with ribbons of chocolate. What could be better? Just one problem: It's traditionally loaded with sugar.

 

Israeli native Shahar Shamir was a huge halva fan too, but as a former dancer keen on keeping healthy, he was hesitant to dig in.

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Cuisines of the world offer unique desserts beyond flaky and creamy Western pastries and cakes.

 

One of the most common is halva (also known as halvah or halwah), a variety of sweet and dense treats found in the Middle East, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and all the way east to India.

 

Each region has its own signature version with local ingredients and flavors.

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Have you ever been to the Middle East? As part of Birthright, I flew to Israel a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you about their food.

 

I'll give you a hint: it's better than ours. Their food blew my mind. From the world's best hummus to mindblowing sabich, the Middle East provides a whole new world of culinary experiences.

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Have you ever been to the Middle East? As part of Birthright, I flew to Israel a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you about their food.

 

I'll give you a hint: it's better than ours. Their food blew my mind. From the world's best hummus to mindblowing sabich, the Middle East provides a whole new world of culinary experiences.

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