Hummus is a very nutritious dish. However, it is considered a very healthy food, despite the fact there are many calories. Why is it so? Let us find out!
Calories in Sabra Hummus
Hummus is a traditional dish in the Near East. It is made of garbanzo beans with some additives, such as olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, paprika or tahini (sesame paste). Chickpeas are known to be very calorized, but those calories are taken only by vegetable fats and easy digestible carbs. This means hummus, if there are no harmful additives, is as beneficial for health as raw Bengal gram.
Sabra produces various dishes with Hummus. Most popular are Classic, Roasted Garlic and Olive Tapenade ones. All three are more calorized than a homemade hummus, which we will discuss later.
Therefore, Classic Sabra Hummus is worth 70 calories per one serving, which weighs equivalent to 2 tablespoons.
Roasted Garlic Sabra Hummus caloric value is no different from Classic ones. It might seem rather strange, but the thing is garlic itself is not much calorized. In addition, the amount of this additive per serving is not significant.
Sabra Hummus with Olive Tapenade is worth 10 calories more than previous two. However, this amount is taken by olives too, meaning hummus itself is made by the same recipe.
It is needed to be said that nutrition content of Sabra Hummus is rather different from the one you achieve by making this meal at home. This is because of flavors they add to make it taste better for a longer time.
Homemade Hummus Calories
The incontestable advantage of making hummus yourself is that you know what products you use. You may make the dish with any sort of chickpeas, depending on how much calories is OK for your diet. Nevertheless, the original hummus is made with a white Bengal gram.
The caloric value of original homemade hummus made with white garbanzo beans is 50 calories per serving.
Calories in Hummus and Pita Bread
Pita bread is another popular product from the Near East. There are various recipes of this thing, but all of them are commonly served with hummus. Therefore, you may find it in your dish if you order hummus in some restaurant.
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Calories Chart for Hummus (per 100 g)
|Name of a product||Calories in 1 tbsp.||Calories per 100 g||Percent of daily intake for women*|
|Sabra Hummus, Classic||35||250||12.5%|
|Sabra Hummus with Roasted Garlic||35||250||12.5%|
|Sabra Hummus with Olive Tapenade||40||285||14.3%|
* 2000 calories. According to USDA.
Hummus is a very beneficial dish. It is the best (and probably the most tasty) way to get all the benefits of garbanzo beans. Add some pita bread and you make it as delicious as possible. Despite the fact there are many calories in hummus, this dish does not lead to weight gain, meaning you can use it for your diet.