Posted by: Chickpea | 2007/11/28

Reduced fat hummus

Hi Doc
How healthy is it to have Woolworths reduced fat hummus as an occasional sandwich spread with salad on wholewheat/brown bread? The reduced fat version has 11g fat per 100g, which is pretty high but it would be usd in quite small quantities on a sandwich. The energy content is I think around 400kJ per 100g.
Thanks very much for your advice.

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Dear Chickpea
Hummus is quite high in fat as you say - 11 g/100g, which already represents 370 kJ (so check the total energy content again). However if you are only eating about 15 g of the hummus (1 tablespoon) which represents 1,7 g of fat and 63 kJ then there is no reason why you can't eat the hummus on bread as a healthy lunch with salads.

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Posted by: Hummus-crazy | 2007/12/12

But surely the fat content of hummus (or any other product) should be looked at by comparing the different types of fat (saturated, poly, mono) as some fats can be good for you?

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