Levantine and Arabic chickpea puree

Hummus or houmous[1][2] full Arabic name: ḥummuṣ bi-ṭ-ṭaḥīna Arabic: حمص بالطحينة, meaning 'chickpeas with tahini' is a food dip or spread that is made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. "Hummus" is Arabic for "chickpeas" that is said to be of Egyptian origin.[3][4] The dish then spread across The Levant and North Africa. It is high in nutrients, for instance protein, iron, vitamin C and B6, and dietary fiber. Hummus is often eaten with pita. When hummus is served with bread the proteins of the hummus and of the bread go well together, creating a delicious taste. It has become popular in the Middle East and many other countries. It is considered a health food.



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