Tahini or tahina is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame. It is served by itself or as a major ingredient in hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva. Tahini is used in the cuisines of the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean, the South Caucasus, as well as parts of North Africa.
Tahini helva, is one of the most unique Turkish products that reflects the Turkish taste that is known around the world. Tahini helva is a popular dessert not only in Turkey but also in other parts of the world as well. In some countries it is also known as Turkish honey, Turkish dessert and Turkish tahini helva.