Hummus is a versatile spread or dip, originating from the Middle East, traditionally made from a well-blended mix of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Its popularity has surged across various countries globally and has recently gained significant traction in the United States.
The global appetite for hummus is on the rise, with an annual increase of 8% in worldwide hummus exports since 2014, as reported by the International Trade Centre. Meanwhile, in the United States, hummus sales have soared by over 20% per year since 2013. This trend is fuelled by the increasing focus on health-conscious eating and the convenience of ready-made product availability.