Posted by: Me | 2010-03-31


Hi Dr. I would like to know how good is Hummus for you. I have it with carot sticks

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Dear Me
Hummus is rich in plant protein and contains No cholesterol because it is made from legumes (e.g. chickpeas). However hummus has relatively high energy and fat contents because it is made with tahini (extract of sesame seeds) which is rich in plant oil. The average composition of hummus per 100g is: Energy = 166 kcal or 697 kJ; total fat = 10g; saturated fat = 1.6 g; sodium = 380 mg; carbohydrate = 14,2 g; dietary fibre = 6 g; plant protein = 7,7g. Weigh how much hummus you eat and calculate the energy and nutrient intakes for your typical serving. Eating hummus with raw vegetables is a healthy option, but don't eat too much if you are slimming because of the high fat content. Hummus also has a higher dietary fibre content, but contains less plant protein per 100g. Hummus has a low glycaemic index, making it an excellent food.

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