“Hummus Is Conquering America” was a new headline that appeared today that was just too bizarre to ignore. But according to recent reports, Sabra Dipping Co. has growing demands for hummus that is off the charts! This year 214,300 acres will be dedicated to the growing of chickpeas needed for the tasty spread. Some of these fields where once used to grow Tobacco plants but with the decline in cigarette usage in the U.S. (yay!) chickpea fields are overtaking agriculture. Pat on the back America for substituting a bad habit for what is now becoming the number one growing snack for health-seeking Americans. With hummus being low in fat and high in protein it is a great substitute or add in for recipes. Overall it totaled $530 million in sales for 2012.
There are many ways to eat hummus and it is for sure one of my favorite afternoon snacks. For more ways to use this delicious spread check out these links from Sabra