Hummus, an arabic word for chickpea, is a healthy and yummy food that is easy to make and readily available in grocery stores.
It consists of chickpeas, tahini (ground sesame seeds), lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. You mix all these ingredients in a food processor or blender and enjoy.
Hummus is a plant-based protein with vitamins like iron, phosphate, folate and vitamin B. It’s naturally gluten-, nut- and dairy-free. It has a low glycemic index so it helps control blood sugar levels.
The antioxidants from the olive oil and sesame seeds helps fight inflammation and the fiber in hummus feeds the healthy bacteria in your stomach to improve digestion.
The Mediterranean diet includes hummus paired with vegetables and whole-wheat pita bread. You can also include it in a sandwich on a whole-wheat wrap. Homemade hummus will last 4-5 days in the refrigerator. You can also put it in a well sealed container or zip lock bag and freeze it for 4 months.
Private Home Health Care loves to make hummus and enjoy it as a snack with red and yellow peppers. Bon appetit!