Today, May 13th, we celebrate International Hummus Day. On this day we're supposed eat this delicious appetizer for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hummus Day has been celebrated since the year 2012. It all started with Ben Lang and Miriam Young, who held a celebration for it at a marathon in Tel Aviv. The holiday is a massive PR campaign to popularize eating this delicious appetizer.
During International Hummus Day, there are events organized all over the world. In recent years, more and more people have been posting photos of themselves eating tasty hummus and honoring their favorite appetizer.
Hummus is one of the most popular foods in the Near East. The main ingredient in it is chickpeas. It is a hit among vegetarians and is also loved because it doesn't contain any cholesterol. Chickpeas contain omega-3, iron, copper, amino acids. They are suitable for diabetics.
The chickpeas are mixed with delicious tahini, which is a sesame seed paste. The combination provides the body manganese, folic acid and proteins.
Hummus gives its consumers 52% more fibers, 13% polyunsaturated fats and 20% less sugars in comparison to other people.
Those who regularly eat hummus have been proven to be thinner and healthier.