Last Updated on March 5, 2023
Hummus is an international celebrity, so the 13th of May is celebrated as International Hummus Day. Millions of people worldwide love hummus because it is dairy-free, free from nuts, and vegan.
The best part about Hummus is, it goes well with almost anything and everything. Be it veggies, bread, chicken, or even biscuits; Hummus is their best friend. This soulful puree contains the goodness of chickpeas, olive oil, and garbanzo beans.
History of International Hummus Day
Hummus has migrated from Egypt; it is also said to be famous for Levantine and Egyptian food. It is also popular across the Middle East and Morocco. Hummus is a popular spread that is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, which are blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, and tahini.
- Hummus originated in the 13th century in Egypt.
- It is also said to be part of ancient Greece and Arab cuisine.
- The year 2008 was the beginning of the Hummus Wars. It was the time when Israel was accused of making money through Lebanon’s legacy food.
- A 4000 pounds Hummus plate was made in the year 2009; the Guinness Book of World Records also recognized it.
- Israel also created a Hummus dish that weighed 8000 pounds, and in return, the Lebanese attacked with a huge Hummus of 23304 pounds in 2010.
How to Observe International Hummus Day?
What else can be the best way to observe International Hummus Day than indulging in a huge bowl of Hummus with your favorite vegetable or pita? Here are the top ways to enjoy and observe International Hummus Day.
- Look for the best Hummus makers in town.
Reach out to your foodie buddy and look out for a famous Greek restaurant that serves yummy Hummus in town. You can also opt for online restaurants or go to a fancy easier.
- Prepare your Hummus
This is the best possible way to observe International Hummus Day. Grab a skillet and blender, prepare a delicious Hummus with your gang, and create a unique flavor. The internet has several versions and recipes; look for one and make your yummy Hummus.
- Organize a Hummus festival.
What can be the best way to celebrate International Hummus Day than organizing a Hummus festival and inviting your buddies? You can also create an event on Facebook and invite like-minded folks.
Why Celebrating International Hummus Day is Important?
Hummus is famous for its versatility, and it has several health benefits as well. It contains natural iron, Vitamin C, B6, folate, and other essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of fiber and potassium. It is said that a good quantity of Hummus intake daily is best to control hunger pangs, reduce cholesterol levels, and prevent cancer.
All these health benefits ensure that celebrating International Hummus Day is a good idea. In addition to all these health benefits, Hummus is super delicious and is also one of the best dips and spreads, which goes well with almost all types of veg and non-vegetarian food. Be it a simple bread or a baked vegetable, a bowl of Hummus is what you need to satisfy your tummy.
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