Archive for March 17, 2014

Five Fun Facts About Hummus Dips

Written by Healthy Eater. Posted in Garlic hummus, Pico de gallo salsa, Salsa dips

Hummus dips
Hummus dips and spreads are the latest health food craze sweeping the nation. This food, made from ground chickpeas, is popular as a dip and a spread and comes in a variety of flavors. But do you know where hummus came from or how it became so popular? If not, then check out these five fun facts about hummus dips below: 1. Hummus is made from chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Chickpeas were brought to the Middle East by the ancient Phoenicians. That means they began cultivating this legume, or bean, about 7,000 years ago! Hummus and chickpeas have a long history in the Middle East, and chickpeas are commonly used in dishes all across the Near East and the Mediterranean. 2. Hummus literally means “chickpeas”–that’s the Arabic word for them. In America and many other Western countries, we simply know the