Is Hummus Really Healthy?

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A decade or so ago, party dips were relegated to guacamole, salsa and the occasional queso. The surge in popularity of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, however, has seen a huge spike in the number of hummus enthusiasts, a fortunate event since the dip is both delicious and healthy, right? Well, it can be, if you do hummus correctly.

"Hummus is a great trifecta of macronutrients ó combining a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fat," says Amnon Gilady, hummus expert and owner of Falafel King Foods in an email. "At the same time it's also a micronutrient dense dip providing good calcium and iron content, and packed with vitamin E and B and minerals like magnesium and potassium."

 

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