Learn About The History And Nutritional Value Of Hummus Dip
December 10, 2012
There are a lot of new hummus brands popping up all over the place. This is probably because of the diversity among the hummus dip recipes that are being used by companies that produce hummus dips for sale at your local grocery store. The use of fresh hummus ingredients by these hummus dip companies makes for excellent snacks. Some fresh roasted garlic hummus dip, for example, can make an excellent snack in the office that keeps the members of your staff happy and healthy.
At its most basic level, hummus is a dip or a spread made from pureed chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Egyptian hummus has one of the earliest documented recipes, dating back to the 13th century. Several Middle Eastern countries, which includes Palestine, Israel, Syria, Egypt and, Yemen, have their own unique origins when it comes to the use of hummus in their traditional diets. Several varieties of homeless exist, including spinach, sun dried tomato, lemon, red pepper, roasted pine nut, roasted garlic, artichoke, jalapeno and more.
Each of these varieties of hummus have been successful as brands in the grocery business. Hummus was first introduced to the American diet when it became a staple of health food store products during the 1960s and the 1970s. Several decades later, it is easy to find outside of the health food stores, such as on shelves at a grocery store or even corner convenience store.