HUMMUS is a popular middle eastern dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and spices.
The internet is speculating if a spread so tasty could also have health benefits.
Is hummus good for you?
Hummus is packed with vitamins and minerals, according to Healthline.
The outlet states the middle eastern spread helps fight inflammation, improves blood sugar, helps with digestion, lowers your risk of heart disease and increases weight loss.
It contains many superfoods including chickpeas, sesame paste (tahini), garlic and olive oil.
Sometimes hummus is topped with parsley or paprika and eaten with pita bread.
While the dip has numerous health benefits, it must be eaten in moderation as it is high in sodium.
Additionally, because the dip is made from chickpeas, which can take time for your body to break down, too much of it can cause gastrointestinal issues.
What is the nutritional content of hummus?
Like any food product, the nutritional content depends on the brand you purchase.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, an average 100-gram serving of hummus contains:
- 214 calories
- 10.71 g of protein
- 8.93 g of fat
- 28.57 g of carbohydrates
- 7.1 g of fiber
- 3.57 g of sugar
- 71 milligrams (mg) of calcium
- 2.57 of iron
- 607 mg of sodium
What are the different kinds of hummus?
There are a variety of hummus categories, including traditional, robust, spicy and sweet.
Tribe hummus reveals different flavors seen below:
- Classic Hummus
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Everything Hummus
- Mediterranean Olive Hummus
- Black Bean Hummus
- Dill Pickle Hummus
- Buffalo Style Hummus
- Spicy Red Pepper Hummus
- Sriracha Carrot Hummus
- Spicy Yellow Lentil Hummus
- Dark Chocolate Hummus
- Sea Salt Caramel Hummus
- Pumpkin Pie Hummus
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