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Is humus healthy?

  1. Humus is a Middle Eastern paste made from mashed chickpeas. In addition, garlic and tahini (sesame paste) and lemon or lime juice are added. This with herbs makes humus complete. But how healthy are chickpeas, garlic, tahini, and lemon or lime juice really? And is it a healthy snack for pregnant women?

What is humus?

  1. Humus which is also called hummus, humus, hummus or humus originates from the Middle East. Humus has been eaten in that region for centuries. Humus is a paste that is often used as a dipping sauce. It is made from pureed chickpeas. Oil, garlic, tahini and spices are added to enhance the flavor.

Is humus healthy?

  1. The basis of humus consists of chickpeas, which are very healthy. Some advantages of chickpeas:

Chickpeas contain polyphenols

  1. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants counteract the oxidation process in the body. This is a very good sign as too much oxidation can lead to cancer.

Chickpeas provide a more stable blood sugar level

  1. The fibers in humus ensure that the blood sugar level becomes more stable. Especially people with diabetes benefit from this. Fiber also increases the effectiveness of the insulin. As a result, sugars are broken down better and faster.

Chickpeas are good for the bones

  1. The chickpeas in humus contain a good amount of calcium. Calcium ensures healthy growth and construction of the bones.

Olive oil

  1. Olive oil is also part of the humus paste. Olive oil has several health benefits.


  1. Besides olive oil, humus also contains tahini, this paste also has a number of health benefits.

Lemon or lime juice

  1. Lemon or lime juice is more than just a tasty additive. It provides vitamin C and acts as an antioxidant that protects the immune system from inflammation.


  1. Finally, humus contains garlic. This is an ingredient that has a number of good health benefits.

Is humus a healthy snack for pregnant women?

  1. Humus is rich in folic acid. Folate helps prevent birth defects. In addition, humus contains protein, minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium. The omega 3 fatty acids also contribute to the health of the mother and the growing fetus. All these benefits make humus a perfect snack for pregnant women.

Great humus in the world

  1. In 2010 the largest humus in the world was made in Lebanon by 300 chefs. The humus weighed 10450 kg and the recipe consisted of 8000 kg of cooked chickpeas, 2000 kg of tahini, 2000 liters of lime juice and 70 liters of olive oil.

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