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The Many Benefits of Hummus


Health & Wellness  (tags: food, health, hummus, interesting, protection, diet )

Cal
- 519 days ago - enn.com
Once only found in Middle Eastern restaurants or ethnic food stores, hummus has become a surging business for food companies here in the U.S. and abroad.



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Kit B. (277)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:43 pm

I dunno why but my anti-virus program will not allow me access to the site. Still, good for me or not, I love the stuff. Roast some garlic and mix it in - yummy.
 

Roseann D. (175)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:45 pm
I love hummus. Easy to make from scratch. Both brands that they mentioned, Tribe and Sabra contain canola oil. Most likely that means GMO since the majority of canola crops are GMO now. I read labels...especially since the Labeling GMO bill didn't pass.
 

Andrenna C. (3)
Monday November 12, 2012, 6:26 pm
I love hummus. oh chipolte hummus is awesome.
 

John B. (215)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:58 pm
Thanks Cal. My anti-virus program let me see the site but said it block a threat. Love hummus but I make my own never buy it. Read and noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:41 am
Thanks for posting.
 

pirjo sundqvist (157)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:50 am
thatīs an attack site...but hummus is yummy :)
 

Kath P. (10)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:13 am
I make my own and eat it at least twice a month.
 

Carrie B. (279)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:12 am
I can not access the site, but I do love hummus!
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:40 am
i have never heard ab. this hummus

Thank you for this, Cal :-)))
 

Rosa mc (47)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:05 am
Hummus is great and healthy for you.
 

Frans Badenhorst (537)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:30 pm
it tastes funny to me - an acquired taste I'd say....
 

Mike M. (53)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:49 pm
Good stuff I have made some that was excellent to some that was yuckie poo
 

Jessica S. (178)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:13 pm
While I usually use hummus as a dip, it is also great as a soft cheese substitute. A local restaurant once put hummus on my veggie wrap instead of cream cheese when I told them I'm vegan. Very tasty!
 

Michael O. (168)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:33 pm
Tasty stuff and good for you too! Thanks Cal!
 

marj Nielsen (1)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:39 pm
Instead of mayo, try using easily-made, homemade hummus in your egg/tuna/ham salad sandwiches. I use a spicey, red pepper hummus, which gives the sandwich a nice little kick. Don't use canola oil in the hummus.
 

John S. (294)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:46 pm
Also received an attack message.
 

Linda B. (10)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:58 pm
My antivirus program blocked it as well. Thanks to Roseann D. for the facts about Sabra (one of the brands I buy) and the canola oil.
 

Lis T. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:19 pm
Yummy stuff, we use lots of hummus...
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:05 pm
there are those who eat hummus among us.
 

llouise Woychesko (1)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:28 pm
Love it.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:45 pm
love hummus, homemade is best, the store ones tend to be very garlicky
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:58 pm
Yummy yummy!
 

Anne K. (125)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:18 pm
I snack on hummus and whole wheat pita every day! If you don't want to make your own and can find Sultan Hummus in your area, give it a try! Pure and natural, and made with olive oil (no GMO canola). Many flavors from which to choose, as well!
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:00 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:19 pm
Yes, indeed. Hummus is a good food choice. However, we have to be vilgilent about GM product. It is a bit expensive, but I do not eat meat; just gobble up a container of good hummus.
 

Arthur Riding (32)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:32 pm
Not sure why access was denied to some, my anti-virus let me into the web site fine, and anyway usually the Environmental News Network is a pretty safe site. Maybe some Tea Party activists trying to cause problems for us by manipulating the safe ratings!
Yep, I'm a great fan of hummus as well. These days though I make it all from scratch as I worry about the factory made products, including as mentioned, use of Canola or Soya Oil. Hummus is so easy to make, just bung the cooked chick peas, sesame paste, lemon or lime juice, salt, oil (I always use ultra healthy extra-virgin olive oil), a little water, and any extra flavourings I feel like, eg garlic, chilli, paprika, whatever. Just whiz it up for as long as you want, ie whether you want it rough or smooth and there you are, a delicious and healthy starter or main course, as you so desire. The only slightly tiresome bit is having to boil up the dried chick peas to cook them first and that requires a bit of planning as it can take a hour or two to boil as well as overnight pre-soaking. You can use tinned chick-peas but I prefer not to use tinned stuff if possible. Plus the dried chick-peas are much cheaper!
 

Romila Lal (9)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:06 pm
I like hummus and use it quite often.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:41 pm
I simply love hummus
 

Khadija O (3)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:46 am
I need to start making my own!!
 

Julie W. (20)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:36 am
Arthur, you obviously don't own a pressure cooker! Takes about 20 minutes. When I'm organised, I even sprout the chickpeas first - even healthier. Cook up a whole batch then freeze, so you never run out.
 

Gitte Loeyche (29)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:50 am
So easy to make and vary depending on the spices being used
 

Michael Kirkby (82)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:10 am
In Guyana they call it channa and it is very tasty and nutritious.
 

Ruth S. (404)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:37 am
I love Hummus!!!!
 

Dave C. (204)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:45 am
my favorite reason = Its Yummy!
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:55 am
Number one reason; hummus is delicious! Even the pizza place by our apartment serves it.
 

mariana c. (19)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:40 pm
I love humus specially with nan
 

Ximena Jaramillo (14)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:59 pm
Love it. Yummy yummy
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:28 am
Thanks for posting!
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 11:56 pm
It's a great food, healthy and tasty
 
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