Hummus is a cold appetizer from the Middle East, which is surely captures the whole world. A dish of chickpeas.

Hummus is known not only for its flavor characteristics, as well as the fact that it is very useful and popular among dieting experts, vegetarians and followers of healthy eating.

The first mention of the healthy properties of hummus date back to the ancient period. The court physician of Nero – Dioscorides, Roman Emperor was prescribed a diet that included chickpeas. He had to save him from stomach aches and scabies.

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Today, it is particularly suitable for vegetarians, as a full source of vegetable protein, which is very close to animal.

So, what is hummus:

– B vitamins, namely B1, B4, B5.
They are necessary to the cardiovascular system, improve brain, support of endocrine system and stabilize blood sugar.
– Folic acid – water soluble vitamin which is necessary for the circulatory immune system.
– Vegetable fiber;
– Elements such as manganese, iron, and molybdenum;
– Tryptophan – an amino acid that is an essential element in the synthesis of serotonin (hormone of happiness);
– Soluble and insoluble dietary fibers which help remove bile.

Also included in the hummus olive oil which is a source of vitamin E and lemon juice (vitamin C).

So useful elements in it more than enough;)

But the amazing fact is that with such good properties saturation hummus exclusively non-nutritive. One tablespoon consists of 25 kcal, 100 g – 166.

To sum up and remove a large amount of numbers and scientific components of hummus has such undeniable advantages:

– Normalizes metabolism;
– Saturates the body with vegetable protein;
– Improves brain function;
– Normalizes blood sugar levels;
– Improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system;
– Improves the functioning of the digestive system.

If you have a gluten intolerance – hummus is another dish of your diet.

By the way in 2012, people began to celebrate the Hummus Day, namely, on the third Thursday of May.

And in 2010, in Lebanon цфы registered Guinness Record, where was cooked the biggest number Hummus – 10 450 kg. It was made by 300 chefs. It took 8 tons of chickpeas, 2 tons of tahini, 2 tons of lemon juice and 70 liters of olive oil.

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