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WHAT IS HUMMUS ?    (pic)

chickpea   (pic)

sesame   (pic)

hummus and our health

nutrition facts

FANAN hummus


- plain
- topped with olive sauce
- topped with piquant sauce
- topped with chili sauce


- 150 g / box
- 250 g / box
- larger packs are available if desired

Hummus is a spread or dip made of chickpeas, sesame seeds (tahini), some oil and spices. It is an extremely popular food in the countries of the Middle East especially in Israel where it became a kind of national food.

Hummus is traditionally scooped with pita from a plate where it is spread and topped with olive oil, red pepper, chopped fresh parsley and lemon juice.

It can be eaten with vegetables or different meats and often consumed with falafel and fresh salads.

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is one of the oldest cultivated food plant. Its 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East. The most significant chickpea producers are India, Pakistan and Turkey.

Chickpea is very rich in nutrients - it's high in zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron and protein as well as dierary fibers. It hardly contains any fat and even those fatty acids are from the "healthy", unsaturated ones.

Chickpea is the base of many dishes - falafel, hummus, soups, garnishes even alcoholic beverages - also its flour and sprouts are consumed.

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) was first cultivated in India for its tasty, oily seeds for about 4000 years.

Sesame seeds are real "nutrition bombs" with a great amount of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, vitamin B1 and E as well as dietary fibers.

The seeds are used for many things in the kitchen. They are popular components of breads, buns and crescents and regular ingredient of Asian dishes. The good tasting sesame oil is called "the king of oils" because it's excellent for cooking and very healty as a massage oil too.

Both of hummus's main ingredients have been examined by scientist.

Glycemic index of chickpea's carbohydrates are low so they don't cause radical changes in blood sugar level while the high fiber content helps to prevent fast sugar absorption too. It is clinically proven that regular chickpea consumption has a cholesterol-lowering effect.

Sesame seeds contain phytoestrogens and phytosterols which materials have proven antioxidant, cholesterol-lowering and anti-cancer properties. These substances are utilized more effectively by our cells when sesame is eaten in grounded form (tahini).

Nutrition facts per 100 g
Calories 342,2 kcal
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 49,5 g
Fat 10 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 461 mg