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Hummus


#1

I eat a fair amount of the stuff with veggies and dark bread, is it pretty nutritional? I know it has some fat in it, but can anyone be a little more precise?


#2

Good as for taste Yes

Nutrition wise not so much. Loaded with simple carbs. But hey it depends on goals and the rest of your diet.

Great Post workout.


#3

What simple carbs? I thought that chick peas were protein with complex carbs? Nothing else in hummus other than garlic, tahini (good fat), lemon juice and maybe some parsly.


#4

Yep. Hummus is basically ground up chickpeas.
In 1/4 cup of chickpeas there are 19 grams of carbs, 11 grams of fiber, o grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein.

Now obviously, as was already mentioned, what is being added to make the hummus is a big deal.

Best thing to do is make your own with a food processor. Then you know extra sugar or bad fats aren't being added to give it shelf life or more commercial (read that yummy and bad for you) appeal.


#5

Yeah, that's what I thought.


#6

so does anyone know if chick-peas are a complex or simple carb? ie high/low GI?


#7

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-B00001-01c217m.html

Maybe this will help. The main ingredients (when made at home) are what BGB posted with the exception of salt for taste. We usually spread it on a plate and add olive oil to the top as well.

TR


#8

Chickpeas have a very low GI, and hummus has healthy fats. John Berardi recommends it as a healthy food.


#9

When I was in the Middle East, I ate hummus up to three times a day and Taboleh (spelling) at least as often.

Great stuff


#10

Close..Tabouleh


#11

Nothing wrong with any of the ingredients in it -- Chickpea,garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, salt & peper, parsley.

As a matter of fact I think most middle eastern food is pretty safe. Like most food--its the quantity not the quality.


#12

AH shoot me it was early and I was thinking Hominy as in Grits.

Have your Hummus and eat it too.


#13

Hummus has a fair amount of fiber in it too. I eat it on sandwiches instead of mayonaise and coupled with plenty of protein I get the blasting farts. Good when I'm watching football with the guys and bad when I'm sitting next to some hot chick in class.