Tahini Hummus

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Hummus is a dip made out from mashed chickpeas, mixed with lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and salt. Is a Levantine cuisine. This savoury dip is popular all over Middle-Eastern countries and invading western countries, too. An Asian and middle-eastern cuisine uses tahini in their dishes frequently, which is also slowly adopted by the westerns. And tahini is an important ingredient in making hummus dip. It is believed that dishes with tahini have been long existed since the 13th century. They found a cook book written in Cairo, containing the recipe of Tahini Hummus.


Let’s see how Hummus ingredients help our body.


Chickpeas are known to have high content in protein and fibre like beans and legumes. This food aids in digestion and makes you feel full, too.  It also has three specific nutrients that helps conquer PMS, these are vitamin B6, magnesium, and manganese.


Don’t worry about the oil mixed in your hummus, it’s actually healthy because it didn’t undergone any heating process. And hummus is most of the time made from a high quality extra virgin oil. But if you want to make a homemade tahini hummus, make sure you’re using authentic oil.


This spices is rich in sulfur, selenium, flavonoids, and a whole lot more. This type of spices is called garlic. This is also mixed together with other ingredients to make your hummus healthier. Garlic is well-known with its effect of reducing cardiac problems. It’s a good medicine because it can treat viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases. It’s also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.


Lemon juice is alkaline and it helps lower the level of acidity in your body. It helps boost your immunity, stable the blood sugar, and boost our digestion. In this millennium, people include lemon huice in their diet for losing weight.


Sea salt, specifically Himalayan sea salt, traced to have 60 different minerals, important electrolytes, and enzymes. Salt In our body keeps the balance of sodium-potassium intake and keep our bodies hydrated. Salt also helps add flavour to your hummus and tahini as well.


An important ingredient of hummus is the ever-famous tahini paste or sesame seed paste. Made out from grinded sesame seeds, which has a bitter and nutty flavour that makes any dish tastier than before. It’s a super food since it contains a lot of nutrients like vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and rich in protein and calcium.



Health Benefits of Hummus are:

  1. Protein Source – this hummus dip is a good source of protein and calcium for vegan and omnivores people. And since hummus is usually paired with pita bread, they make a good combination of protein-rich foods. And another source of protein of hummus is from the tahini paste.
  2. Diseases and Illnesses – due to all the ingredients present in a hummus dip, it helps our body keep away from sickness. Like what was mentioned above, Tahini is a good source of calcium, antioxidant, and protein. The salt helps our body hydrated and balance our sodium-potassium intake. Lemon juice helps get rid of excess fats. Garlic reduces the risk of cardiac problems. And chickpeas are high in fibre and protein. And a whole lot more of it’s effect in our body.
  3. Energy Booster –since your immune system is healthy due to the ingredients of a hummus have, definitely your cells are working well. There’s a song lyric I learned wayback in primary school saying “every little cells in my body is healthy! Every little cells in my body is well!”.
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Tahini Hummus
Tahini is one of the key ingredients in making hummus. And because is such a tasty paste, it only makes the hummus even better.