While many people may not even know what hummus is it is thought to have first appeared in America in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Of course, at that time it was considered good for you and sent to the health food stores. The taste was not good enough to sell it to mainstream consumers until many decades later when more appealing flavors were added to make it taste as good as it is for you. While recipes using hummus are widely available many people still have not heard of the food even though it is one of the oldest foods there is.
The first documented recipe using hummus, or something similar, was actually traced all the way back to 13th century Egypt. Hummus has been around that long so there must be something good about it besides the obvious health benefits. Hummus can be made into a classic mild salsa and you can find many hummus brands to try on the market today, unlike when it first came out in the 60’s and 70’s.
Hummus is actually a refrigerated dip that is made from crushed chickpeas, which are a good source of dietary fiber and protein. The tahini is mostly made up of sesame seeds but is an excellent source of amino acid methionine. Hummus is also high in iron and vitamin C and will add a significant amount of folate and vitamin B6 to your recipes using hummus.
With the growing trend of health conscious Americans, recipes using hummus have become much more popular than in past years. You can find plenty of recipes online for hummus dips and hummus recipes that have a great taste and can still help you live a healthy lifestyle.
Hummus has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as well, with a setting dish of hummus that weighed more than 4 tons. That is the size of four average cars. Now that is a bunch of hummus. Once you know the benefits of hummus and creating recipes using hummus, it is a good idea to know exactly what you can eat with a hummus dip. Most hummus dips are eaten with vegetables such as baby tomatoes and raw broccoli to name a couple. Other popular items to dip in hummus are pitas, bread, and crackers and bread sticks.
Recipes using hummus will not only give your family a treat that actually tastes good but is also good for them. The fact that hummus is good for them is something they never even have to know.