History Hummus derives from the Arabic word for "chickpea.
Hummus is a dip or spread produced by mixing the following components together.
Chickpeas are one of the oldest legumes farmed by humans.
Crushed sesame seeds form the paste known as tahini.
Citrus fruits, including the lemon, are assumed to have originated in northwest India and spread to the Middle East.
It is believed that garlic originated in Asia and was domesticated sometime around the Neolithic era.
Seasoning and preserving food with salt, along with its medical uses.