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Old 07-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Hummus?

Can anyone tell me if Hummus is lowcarb?
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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Many eat hummus on their lc woe.
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Hummus is made from chickpeas and chickpeas are legumes, so strictly speaking they aren't induction friendly. Peanuts are another common legume. Some people have trouble with legumes and some do not. There are worse snacks to be had though, so give it a try and see how it works for you! It does make a tasty substitute for mayo if you get tired of mayo or want to cut fat a little.
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Chick peas contain quite a bit a carbs. I would be very careful. If you are only eating a very small amount of it you'll probably be ok.
One cup of garbanzo beans has-
Carbs: 54.3g
Dietary Fiber: 16g
Net Carbs: 38.3g

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Old 07-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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My experience with really good brands of hummus is 1 net carb for every tablespoon. Lesser brands, and some flavored ones, have 2 net carbs/tbls. So it really depends on how much you eat of it. Tablespoons, and carbs, can add up fast.
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I too have developed a hummus addiction. The hummus I eat (tribe- organic roasted garlic or red chili pepper are my FAVS!!) are about 3 net carbs (4-1 fiber) per 2 tablespoons. Perfect for dipping veggies! I also found that it can be frozen and thawed out and tastes perfect- great for stocking up when on sale
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I too have developed a hummus addiction. The hummus I eat (tribe- organic roasted garlic or red chili pepper are my FAVS!!) are about 3 net carbs (4-1 fiber) per 2 tablespoons. Perfect for dipping veggies! I also found that it can be frozen and thawed out and tastes perfect- great for stocking up when on sale
That's great if you can manage to only eat 2 tablespoons.
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Baba ghanouj is very similar to hummus except with roasted eggplant instead of chickpeas.

4 oz chickpeas: approx 200 calories & 24 net carbs
4 oz cooked eggplant: approx 40 calories & 7 net carbs

You could either eat baba ghanouj on its own or mix it into hummus to cut down the carbs a bit!

Or, try making hummus with a lower carb bean (like black beans or black soybeans).
Or, mash up some tofu and add it to your hummus (tofu: 2-3g carb per 4oz).
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Baba ghanouj is very similar to hummus except with roasted eggplant instead of chickpeas.

4 oz chickpeas: approx 200 calories & 24 net carbs
4 oz cooked eggplant: approx 40 calories & 7 net carbs

You could either eat baba ghanouj on its own or mix it into hummus to cut down the carbs a bit!

Or, try making hummus with a lower carb bean (like black beans or black soybeans).
Or, mash up some tofu and add it to your hummus (tofu: 2-3g carb per 4oz).
Hummus and Baba ghanouj don't really taste anything like each other They're both middle eastern and sometimes served together but they don't taste alike. Tabouli is also very interesting and rather low carb if you find a substitute for the cracked wheat.
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The only hummus I've ever had was from World Market. It comes in a little green single serving size. It looks like those sour cream pouches we used to get in school. It has 3g carbs for the whole thing. I eat it occasionally.
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I love hummus and make it occasionally. I have made it out of regular dried soybeans that I have cooked in a crockpot overnight with a sheet of kombu (dried seaweed) which softens them nicely. I sometimes mix half garbanzo and half soybeans the taste is wonderful.
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Hummus and Baba ghanouj don't really taste anything like each other They're both middle eastern and sometimes served together but they don't taste alike. Tabouli is also very interesting and rather low carb if you find a substitute for the cracked wheat.
Just trying to help the OP with a lower-carb option.

I've been making baba ghanouj & hummus for at least 25 years...
I didn't say they TASTED the same; I said they are made with the same flavorings (tahini, lemon, garlic; and I like to add parsley). They also have a similar consistency and they combine really well.

I wanted to mention...I think hummus and guacamole go well together, too!
With some salsa...yum! I could easily eat half a cup of hummus or more at a time...the only way I keep the serving size under control is if I eat it with baba ghanouj and/or salsa & guac.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:55 PM   #14
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Just trying to help the OP with a lower-carb option.

I've been making baba ghanouj & hummus for at least 25 years...
I didn't say they TASTED the same; I said they are made with the same flavorings (tahini, lemon, garlic; and I like to add parsley). They also have a similar consistency and they combine really well.

I wanted to mention...I think hummus and guacamole go well together, too!
With some salsa...yum! I could easily eat half a cup of hummus or more at a time...the only way I keep the serving size under control is if I eat it with baba ghanouj and/or salsa & guac.
I haven't been making these dishes for 25 years but I've been eating them for at least that long. One of these days I will make some hummus. I don't know why I've never made it yet. We have a really good Middle Eastern grocery store nearby so I usually buy it there. While chick peas aren't traditionally an ingrediant added to baba ghanouj perhaps they would be a nice tradtion. Substituting another bean for chick peas is probably trade off.
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