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  • "Those sesame candies" are actually known by the Greek name pasteli, and have a rich history.

    Serious Eats

  • It is the characteristic sweetener in such pastries as baklava and lebkuchen, such confections as nougat and torrone, halvah and pasteli, and in such liqueurs as Benedictine, Drambuie, and Irish Mist.

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  • "I guess you could think of pasteli as the original energy bar."

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  • While pasteli is considered candy in modern times, historical references portray it as a health food.

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  • You can find pasteli in candy shops and can also order it online.

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  • I've never tried pasteli, but I enjoy a "candy bar" made by Oskri from sesame seeds and brown rice syrup.

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  • I guess you could think of pasteli as the original energy bar.

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  • In the Iliad, warriors eat pasteli in order to build energy before battle.

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