is hummus counted as a protein food?!

Question: Is hummus counted as a protein food?
My eating plan devised by a nutritionist allows me to eat 2 portions of protein, 6 portions of carbs, 5 portions of fruit and veg, 3-4 portions of fats and 2-3 portions of dairy each day.

Hummus is made from chick peas and tahini and believe that both of those contain protein so would you consider a portion of hummus on bread or as a dip to count as a protein?


Chick peas are one of the best sources of protein. The tahini (sesame seeds) contains fibre, monounsaturated fats, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and zinc. So, hommus is protein with a punch!

Hummus is packed full of protein. The various legumes used in making it are one of natures super protein foods, and one the key things keeping vegetarians from withering away.

I highly recommended making your own hummus as you can then be sure of exactly what goes into it and can avoid any unwanted processing found in supermarket options.

Yes they do! They are a great protein food.
But they also have a fair amount of carbs in them, too, so not that its bad at all, but due to your diet portions maybe you should check and see.

Yes, chickpeas are a good source of vegetarian protein. There is roughly 20 grams of protein in a cup of hummus.

Yes it is counted as a protien but it also has a good deal of oil (olive oil)

Yes. Legumes, and food made from legumes, are high in protein.

yes, anything made with beans is a protein source.

Absolutely and the oil used in it is the good kind.

Well, lets' see- chickpeas and sesame.

so, yes.

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