What is Hummus?
Saying humus in different languages:
French – Hoummous
Spanish – hummus
Gujarati – હમ્મસ
Hindi – हम्मस
According to ancient scriptures, hummus – was first consumed in Egypt around the 13th Century, although the recipe used at this time differed from today’s because it omitted tahini and used other nuts instead.
What is Hummus, Actually?
Hummus is a creamy, thick spread made primarily from mashed chickpeas and a few other healthy ingredients that have become popular worldwide over the past couple of decades. It has long been enjoyed in Middle Eastern and North African countries and today in commonly eaten across North America and Europe too.
How healthy is it?
This type of diet which also includes other hummus ingredients like beans, lemon, and garlic, has been shown to be very anti-inflammatory, and we know that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases.
This type of food can help to lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels, to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and to lessen the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.