7 reasons to celebrate International Humus Day

International Humus Day is not just another day on the food calendar (although we’re all for celebrating those too). The idea behind the day is to unite people from all over the world through the global love of humus

Mediterranean Delicacies is celebrating the day by giving away humus at various intersections across the country on Friday, 11 May.   
 
As specialists in the art of humus creation, Mediterranean Delicacies takes a look at 7 great reasons to celebrate International Humus Day.
1. Helps to lower cholesterol 
As humus contains chickpeas and other plant-based ingredients, the dip doesn’t have any cholesterol. According to Livestrong.com, this delicious spread contains unsaturated instead of saturated fat, which means it isn’t likely to increase your blood cholesterol levels. In fact, unsaturated fat can actually help to lower cholesterol. Additionally, humus also has fibre which also helps lower cholesterol.
2. Good source of plant-based protein
Chickpeas are high in protein, making humus a good protein source. The delightful dip is often accompanied by pita bread or another type of whole grain bread, which creates a “complete protein” together with the humus.  

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3. Helps with digestion and intestinal health
The fibre found in chickpeas is great for digestive health. Because of the fibre content, humus also makes a great snack which helps you feel fuller for a longer time.
4. Healthy salad dressing option
Humus makes a delightful healthy alternative to mayonnaise. Combine a dollop of hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and pour over your salad to enjoy a meal low in calories and high in vitamins.
5. Spread the love
With our busy lifestyles, humus provides a healthy solution for a quick snack – at work or as a mid-day snack for the kids at school.  Its versatility allows you to spread it on a roll, or as a dip with pita bread or veggies (perfect for sneaking in a vegetable serving for your kids).
6. A dip with extra benefits
You get to share humus with your friends and family enabling you to enjoy the benefits of close relationships, which, according to a Harvard study, is a better indicator of a long and happy life than social class, IQ or even genetic influencers.

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7. The choice of 12 delicious options
MediDeli caters for different palettes with a choice of 12 delightful options:  Humus (original); Humus Avo; Humus Reduced Fat; Humus Deluxe (Kosher); Humus Jalapeno; Humus Red pepper; Humus Zaatar; Humus Peri Peri; Humus Orange; Humus Roasted Seed; Humus Smoked and Turmeric Humus.
 
And just in case you need an extra reason, you get to contribute to world peace (even if it’s for one day), by acknowledging the sentiment behind the day – celebrating the nations around the world who are joining in commemorating the day – from America (North and South) to Europe, parts of Asia, Australia and North Africa. 
 
Happy Humus Day!