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I read alot of health magazines and they all say to eat Hummus. I am a label reader and can’t figure out why it is suppose to be so good for you. I do like it and use it instead of mayo on wraps but there are no “good” fats like mono and poly and it has saturated fat in it.Thanks for taking time to read my e-mail. I love your website. It is my “go to” for just about anything I need to know about fruits and vegatables.Peg

Hummus is made from chick peas (garbanzo beans) and blended with olive oil, other spices, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. However, there are tons of different ways to make hummus. Therefore, the type of hummus you are referring to could have saturated fat due to the other ingredients added to it. The chickpeas in hummus are why hummus is so “good” for you. Chick peas (1/2 cup) are a good source of fiber and magnesium and an excellent source of folate. They are an excellent meat alternative. It is great that you are reading the label to see if that form of hummus is a healthy choice! Make sure that you are looking for hummus that is made with olive oil. Learn about more benefits of beans!
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