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Hummus or houmous is a food dip or spread that includes chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. "Hummus" is Arabic for "chickpeas". It is popular in the West Asia (Middle East), Turkey, and North Africa. It is high in different types of nutrients, for instance protein, iron, vitamin C and B6, and dietary fiber. Hummus is often eaten with pita. When hummus is served with bread the proteins of the hummus and of the bread go well together, creating a delicious taste. Hummus originally came from Egypt. It has become popular in the Middle East and many other countries. It is considered a "health" food.

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