Halva is a traditional Greek food, particularly popular in the Middle East and North Africa. Its popularity is expanding in Eastern Europe and Russia and to a lesser degree in the remaining Europe and the USA. Halva is consumed in these countries as a main course or dessert, with cinnamon or lemon.
It is also used as a snack for children, added in sandwiches. Halva is made of tahini (60 %) and a mixture of sugars. Thus, it contains all the ingredients of tahini at an equivalent percentage (60%), Halva is a good source of inorganic elements.