I never expected hummus to be a high-fat food, as it's usually made from chickpeas--a legume, which should be fairly low in fat, right? Wrong! Turns out that 100 grams of chickpeas contains 6 grams of fat, and hummus usually is made with olive oil. Thankfully, while it may be higher in fat than I had expected, hummus is still EXCELLENT for your health and weight loss! A 100-gram serving of hummus contains:
- 166 calories
- 7.6 grams of unsaturated fats
- 1.4 grams of saturated fat
- The protein in hummus can help to curb hunger and prevent cravings.
- The iron in the hummus can boost your energy levels.
- The nutrients from the chickpeas can help to control cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- The antioxidants from the olive oil can boost your heart health.
- The folate in hummus MAY reduce your risk of developing cancer in your colon.