Surprising Facts About Hummus

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Hummus You Didn’t Know

When it appeared on our shopping shelves, most people thought it was just another passing trend. However, it grew in popularity almost instantly. That’s thanks to its fantastic taste that also comes with extremely healthy ingredients. As a result, it turns out that the hummus craze was here to stay.


Virtually every Middle Eastern country considers itself to be the place of origin of hummus. That’s likely part of the reason we don’t know its exact birthplace. Nonetheless, it is an international dish that’s popular in all parts of the world nowadays.


Today, we use it as an alternative to many high-rich and unhealthy dishes. We all know it is perfect if you want to lose some weight or lower your blood pressure. However, that’s not all there is to it. There are many interesting facts about this simple dish that most people don’t know about. That’s why we’ve chosen to showcase our top 10:


Top 10 Hummus Facts

  • The earliest mention of hummus we know of dates back to the 13th century Cairo, Egypt.
  • Chickpeas are why it is so healthy.

Chickpeas, the main ingredient of hummus, are rich in potassium, iron, zinc, and other nutrients that comprise a healthy diet.

  • In the Middle East, disputes about who makes the best hummus can often turn into conflicts. Many call these “Hummus wars” and consider them a symbol of the tension between these nations.
  • Although not the most romantic of choices, it is a potent aphrodisiac!
  • Thanks to the fact it’s rich in vitamin B, it is recommended to mothers during pregnancy as Vitamin B can help prevent spina bifida.
  • You can easily adapt its’ taste by adding different ingredients such as jalapeño peppers, artichokes, and black olives. For instance, Ribella Hummus Pumpkin Seeds has a unique flavor, thanks to the seeds they add!
  • The record holder for the world’s largest hummus serving weighs 23.520 pounds. 😮
  • Some studies have shown that it also helps to stay healthy during cancer treatment.
  • Hummus is so sought-after that American farmers switched from growing tobacco to chickpeas, achieving a fourfold production increase in just five years (from 25 to 100 million pounds)!
  • You had no idea you’d yearn for a bit of Ribella by the end of this article! 😊Surprising-Hummus-Facts-body-1

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