Digesting The Label is a series that takes a look at what exactly is in the food that we're buying and eating from a nutritional standpoint. Every two weeks, we'll examine a food and help determine whether or not it's all it's cut out to be .. or in some cases, even better for us than we thought. This week, we're looking at the sodium in all types of hummus.
Great with pita bread, veggies or even as a side with rice, these days you can find hummus just about anywhere. And because it's one of those store-bought items that is often regarded as a healthy product (little sugar, little salt), we investigated which brands actually deserve this title.
Now, hummus in general is great for your body. Chickpeas, the product's powerhouse ingredient, has been linked to lowering cholesterol, helping with weight management and possibly reducing one's cancer risk. And because it's part of a Mediterranean diet, you know this stuff is good for you.
But our favourite thing about hummus has to be the variety of flavours. You can go from classic to roasted garlic to anything from caramelized hummus to beet-infused hummus. And because it is one of those recipes that can be replicated at home, your bowl of hummus can taste like anything!
This week we took a look at both original and flavoured type of hummus brands and ranked them by their sodium content. And while we're expecting some of the classic or original flavours to come out on top, we we're surprised to see some spicy and even caramelized versions rank very well too.
Let us know your favourite brand below: