Greek sesame halva with pistachios!

Halva is an amazing snack, that is a very popular delicacy in Greece. The textutre is fluffy and creamy, it makes citizens irresistible. It comes in a variety of flavors, so surely everyone will find something for themselves.

This sesame delight includes a generous amount of delicious nuts. Whole and lightly roasted Greek pistachios combined with halva is an intimate, luxurious choice for the discerning palate.

The origin of halva is often associated with Greece, as it has spread throughout Europe. However, it was in India that the original version of the delicacy we know today was created. Interestingly, halva arrived in Poland relatively late, although now we can get it in every store. Halva appeard in our country in the 20th century, then it began to be produced on a large scale. Which means that it began to be generally available – not only as a sweet for the privileged.


  • walnut halves
  • tahini (ground sesame),
  • sugar,
  • starch syrup,
  • shelled peanuts,
  • vanilla
  • tsueni extract

The production of halva is based on the crushing of previously prepared, specified oilseeds and their emulsification. As preparation, they are subject to drying, cleaning and freezing beforehand. The seed mass resulting from this process is then mixed in specific bowls. The final product is a fiber halva.

By nature, halva is a product with a high energy content. In 100g of this dessert there are from 500 to 550 kcal. What makes it so caloric? Well, halva is almost 1/3 fat, and 1/2 carbohydrates, almost exclusively simple sugars. Therefore, it is often considered unhealthy – mainly due to its high fat content. Nothing more wrong! Most of them are unsaturated fatty acids. Halva also contains vitamins, proteins and sugars. Of course, as with everything, we should keep moderation, but halva is perfect for a snack to restore energy – thanks to its high caloric content. It is also an ideal idea for a healthy dessert. And if we have to choose, which halva is the healthiest? As we can guess, the composition of the product is the main thing here. Sesame halva is usually considered the healthiest. Why?

  • The high content of unsaturated fatty acids has a positive effect on circulation.
  • It is an ideal substitute for sweets that raise the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
  • It is made from crushed sesame seeds – which means that it contains a lot of fiber and minerals that support the digestive processes.
  • Sesame is rich in many vitamins, including in those from group B, which support the operation of many systems in the human body.


What halva to choose

If we decide to buy a halva and we are wondering which one to choose, we must pay attention to several factors. A good halva is one that will have characteristic threads. They are formed when the pulp combines with honey or caramel. If we pay attention to the consistency of halva, it all depends on how it is stored. If we keep the halva at a low temperature, it will crumble. If the temperature is higher, fat will separate from it, which will make it more sticky, creamy and chewy. If the halva will crumble into a very fine flour, it means that the manufacturer, unfortunately, deceived us and added flour to its composition to thicken it.

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