It's a case of "something old is new again." Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are one of the world's oldest cultivated foods. The origins of hummus lie in the far-eastern edge of the Mediterranean, and it has been around for thousands of years.
What is hummus:
- A delicious blend of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic and other ingredients that is versatile enough to use as a dip, sandwich spread, dressing on salads and much more.
- Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. Garbanzo is the Spanish word for chickpea. In Italy, they are called Cece beans.
In the retail industry, hummus has virtually taken over the refrigerated dips & spreads category. In 2012, the category saw double-digit growth, according to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI. From 2009 to September 2012, the most popular flavors of hummus were plain (61%), roasted pine nut (18%), garlic (11%) and red pepper (10%), according to a recent Mintel report.
At Grecian Delight Foods, hummus is our specialty. Our hummus uses NO canned chickpeas and is blended with imported tahini. With today’s emphasis on health, fitness and overall wellness, consider the advantages of hummus:
- No preservatives
- No trans fat
- No cholesterol
- No hydrogenated oils
- No high fructose corn syrup
- Great source of protein
With great flavors including roasted garlic, plain, roasted red pepper, lemon and many more, Grecian Delight is your leader in providing gourmet hummus. We have been making it for more than 15 years and have become a go-to partner in private label hummus. We are an SQF-certified supplier partner
and find out how we can assist you in creating a fantastic private-label hummus program.
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