Here at Aladdin’s, it’s no secret that we’re obsessed with hummus. The creamy, mouth-watering Middle Eastern food is no doubt an absolute crowd favorite. We love it with veggies, homemade pita, or even with a spoon. Oh, and don’t forget the hot sauce. Whether you enjoy it as an appetizer, spread generously on a rolled pita filled with falafel and veggies, or topped with shawarma as a delicious entrée, the health benefits of hummus make it both a filling and healthy addition to your diet.
Aside from it being a tasty part of a well-balanced meal, hummus is a vitamin-filled dish filled with health benefits for all who enjoy it.
What are the health benefits of hummus?
The health benefits of hummus are seemingly endless, making this Middle Eastern dip something you can enjoy guilt-free. It tastes good, it’s good for you. It’d be easy to leave it at that, but let’s dive in a bit further, shall we?
Chickpeas are high in antioxidants.
To start, hummus is made with a chickpea base, often pureed with lemon juice and tahini. Chickpeas, a type of legume, pack in the antioxidants, which are said to protect your body’s cells against free radicals, which may increase your chances of various types of diseases.
Chickpeas can also be found in several other Aladdin’s menu items, including dawali and falafel. Both can be round on salads, entrees, and in our rolled pitas.
Hummus fits into your dietary needs and preferences.
Aladdin’s hummus is gluten-free, vegan, and doesn’t contain nuts. Our menu is filled with items containing hummus, ensuring your dining experience won’t be limited. For example, our menu offers fresh vegetables to use for dipping as an alternative to our homemade pita. If you like spicy foods, our famous hot sauce is a fantastic addition.
Hummus is also the base of several of our vegetarian rolled pitas, giving you a wide variety of health-conscious options.
Hummus is packed with protein & fiber.
A serving of hummus has a high amount of protein, an essential piece of a healthy diet. Protein, often associated with meat, helps keep your bone, muscle, skin, and blood healthy. Hummus is a great way to get it, especially if you’re vegan or vegetarian.
Hummus also has high amounts of fiber, which helps keep your digestive tract regular and can prevent heart disease. Adding more hummus to your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake, which is something we typically have to go out of our way to do.
While there are many more health benefits of hummus, we hope these few tips helped you better understand why our guests can’t get enough of this delicious dish.
Whether it is your go-to order at Aladdin’s, or you’re a soon-to-be first-timer, you can enjoy your hummus and know that you’re doing your body good with each and every bite.