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Where to buy good tahini?

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I am looking for a good brand of tahini for hummus. I see a lot of Mid-East tahini in the Sunset. Are they good? (I saw one bad comment on the boards. I'd like to hear about other people's experiences.) Tahini is usually sold in big jars (and pretty expensive), so I don't want to buy a lousy one. Also, do I need to worry about tahini going rancid? How can I slow this process down, and how long does tahini last in the fridge?

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  1. Here's a recent thread on brands and where to buy them.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/709331

    You might want to try a small amount of Rainbow's in bulk and see if it suits you. Then no need to worry about storing a large quantity.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Do you know how expensive it is? I've heard that Rainbow items can be pretty pricy.