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Is Hummus Vegan?

I want to try vegan food. I was wondering if hummus is vegan. I have been eating it for years but never knew if it was actually made from beans only or not.


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    Yes. Hummus is simply a dip made from chickpeas, sesame, and tahini.

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    It depends on how it is prepared.

    In some parts of the world, the word “hummus” is used for various kinds of salsas, but in the U.S., hummus refers specifically to a dip made with tahini, lemon juice and garlic paste that may also include roasted red peppers or other spices.

    The word “hummus” has nothing to do with whether it’s vegan or not. So if the hummus you are eating doesn’t have any meat or seafood ingredients in it, it’s vegan.

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    Hummus is made from chickpeas. Chickpeas come from soybeans. And soybeans come from beans, which are also known as legumes.

    So hummus is a vegan food because it’s made of chickpeas.

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    Hummus is basically chickpea flour and tahini paste or paste made of ground sesame seeds. Tahini is usually a blend of sesame seeds, oil, salt, and water, while tahini paste is just the tahini itself.

    The only thing about making hummus at home that might make it less vegan is if you use a store-bought hummus mix because they contain cheese, eggs, and other dairy products. You may have to check the ingredients list carefully.

    If you do find a store-bought hummus that is vegan, it will probably have a label that says “vegan” on it. This will be a good sign because many companies just put “vegan” on their labels for marketing purposes.

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    Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dish made with sesame seeds and tahini (sesame paste). Although it is usually served as part of a meze (a collection of small dishes), hummus is usually made at home, but it can also be bought in restaurants and grocery stores.

    Soy is the main ingredient in the hummus in North America. The rest of the ingredients are olive oil, lemon juice, salt, cumin, and sometimes garlic.

    So, as you can see, there are no animal products in hummus, so it’s vegan.

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    The ingredient list for hummus typically looks like this: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and cumin. Lupin beans may be substituted. Hummus does not contain animal ingredients and it can be made without butter or cow’s milk as well. It is also important to note that the chickpea skins serve as a natural binder and provide that authentic crunchy texture we love!

    Humus is indeed vegan because it only contains chickpeas and other common plant products such as olive oil etc.

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    The answer is yes, hummus is vegan because it contains only chickpeas, which are naturally vegan, and the tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, which are also naturally vegan.

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    As is with any food, the question is complicated by the many different recipes for hummus. However, most commercial varieties are vegan since they use tahini (sesame paste) instead of egg whites or yogurt as a major ingredient. It is worth noting that tahini does sometimes include trace amounts of dairy or eggs – so make sure to read the ingredients label before buying your little packet of grocery store Hummus.

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