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The Amazing Nutritional Benefits of Hummus

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Although hummus dips only stepped into the American food spotlight in the 60s, the tahini chickpea-based dip has been gracing dinner tables since the early 13th century. History tells us that chickpeas were introduced to the Middle East 7,000 years ago, and since then, variations of flavors of hummus have been popping up all over the continent.
Every basic hummus recipe contains five ingredients: chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon, and garlic. To that, many add additional spices and sometimes even different vegetables. For example, roasted red pepper hummus dip recipes and edamame hummus are two popular flavo (more…)

27 Jul 2015

Hummus Your Superfood Savior

Spicy hummus

You’ve looked at it on the shelves but you haven’t bought it yet because honestly, who knows that a chickpea is? The truth is, if you’ve ever tasted an authentic hummus recipe, you wouldn’t care anymore. A chickpea could literally be ‘chick-pee’ and it wouldn’t matter because it tastes so good and has health benefits that make organic peanut butter look like fast food.

Why you should just buy hummus already:

It helps maintain a healthy diet. Nearly one in five Canadians has high blood pressure. Three-fourths of a cup of hummus can be substituted for one serving of meat, which in turn, can help lower blood pressure. Most brands of hummus contain 36% of the suggested daily folate intake in just one cup. Foods rich in folate can help (more…)

16 Jun 2015