So when I discovered that May 13th, was National Hummus Day, I realized that I have only recently tried Hummus and so I wanted to find out more about it. So what I learned interestingly enough was that the celebration of Hummus is pretty much a new holiday. That in 2012, a young entrepreneur named Ben Lang made it his goal to create a holiday around a food that would bring together people from all around the world and in particular The Middle East.
Keeping that in mind, it was therefore interesting to learn that Hummus is a Levantine and Egyption dip food or spread that is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans and then blended with tahini,olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
That with the chickpeas as its main ingredient, that it has large amounts of fiber, protein, B vitamins and manganese.
Also that in 2006 Hummus was in 12 percent of American households and that by 2009 that number went up to 17 percent. It’s been said that this has been a direct result of American’s willingness to embrace new ethnic and exotic foods.
So… the next time, you see Hummus on your supermarket’s shelf (and there are sooo many flavors to try!!!) then like me try one flavor and maybe you will like it to. You gotta love a holiday whose main goal is to bring people together from all around the world through a particular food, in this case, it being Hummus!!!