The surprisingly interesting history of hummus

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Origins: The word hummus comes from the Arabic word meaning "chickpea.

Garlic: Garlic is likely to have originated in Asia, and become a domesticated crop by the Neolithic period. 

Lemon juice: Lemons are thought to have originated from northwestern India, and to have reached the Middle East.

Traditional dish: The traditional hummus dish is known as hummus bi tahini in Arabic. 

Tahini: Tahini is a paste made from crushing sesame seeds. 

Holy hummus:Others think hummus is a much older Jewish dish that dates back to 3,500 years ago.

Chickpeas: First cultivated almost 10,000 years ago, chickpeas are probably one of the oldest legumes ever grown by mankind.

Where does it come from: It's unclear when the first hummus recipe emerged. 

Salt: Salt has been used for seasoning and preserving food, as well as for medicinal purposes, for thousands of years.

Ingredients: Hummus is a spread made by blending the following ingredients.

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