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Hummus with olive oil

Hummus – the traditional dip we all fell in love with

Hummus, a creamy chickpea dip, has a rich and ancient history throughout the Middle East, and rose to popularity in Europe and the US around the mid 1980s. In Britain (dubbed the hummus capital of Europe) 12,000 tonnes of the spread is consumed every year.

Hummus is usually made from blended chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. It is often eaten with flat bread, like pita, or with vegetable batons. In Lebanese cuisine, it is served with other small dishes like falafel, tabbouleh and Baba Ghanouj.

Health benefits

Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are packed with protein and fibre and are also high in iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins. For vegetarians and vegans especially, the dip delivers many nutritional benefits.

Texture is key

Achieving a rich, ultra-smooth and creamy texture is key to the success of hummus. Many consumers prefer the texture of shop-bought hummus over homemade, as it is lengthy and difficult to obtain the same level of smoothness with a home food processor. View our processing solutions for smooth and creamy hummus

More than just hummus

Hummus is now available in many flavours and there are endless possibilities to create new twists on the original favourite. Flavours range from herb, lemon and coriander, roasted tomato, red pepper or chilli. There are also many low-fat or extra-creamy options.

Read press release Kasih Food revitalises hummus range for international market​​

Packages

Tetra Fino Aseptic - a low cost carton pouch

Tetra Fino Aseptic

The Tetra Fino Aseptic carton pouch is a low-cost packaging solution keeping food safe. It’s easy to pack, stack and store and easy to hold and drink from. Read more

Tetra Brik Aseptic carton packages for liquid foods

Tetra Brik Aseptic

The all-time carton packaging best-seller for long-life liquid foods. Tetra Brik® Aseptic is suitable for a wide range of milk and juice-based products. Read more

Tetra Recart - cartons instead of cans

Tetra Recart

Tetra Recart is the first retortable carton package designed for shelf-stable products traditionally filled in cans, glass jars or pouches. Read more

Filling Machines

Tetra Pak A3/CompactFlex

Tetra Pak A3/CompactFlex

Tetra Pak® A3/CompactFlex, Maximum flexibility - minimum space! Compact design, just 4,3 m high with a 20 m² footprint, Quick Change is available. Read more

Tetra Pak A1 for TFA aseptic packaging at low cost

Tetra Pak A1 for TFA

Tetra Pak® A1 for Tetra Fino® Aseptic, Product protection at the lowest cost, Highly cost efficient production, Easy conversion between 4 different sizes... Read more

Tetra Pak R2 - Tetra Recart filling machine

Tetra Pak R2

Tetra Pak R2 - compact, integrated, flexible filling machine to produce Tetra Recart carton packages for retortable food. Read more

Processing

​​Processing applications for​ sauces, dips and dressings

Sauces

Our processing solutions enable you to produce a wide range of sauces: mayonnaise, ketchup, dressings, pasta sauces, bouillons, stocks and soya-based sauces Read more

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mixing for smooth homogenous food products

Mixing

Mixing, a common operation in food processing, aims to efficiently achieve a smooth, homogenous product with consistent quality. Read more

UHT treatment for food and dairy products

UHT treatment

UHT treatment is used to sterilize milk, other dairy products and food preparations; soups, sauces, desserts, baby food, tomato and fruit preparations. Read more

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PDC Product Development Centres

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Our Product Development Centres, PDC's, are a great resource for developing and testing new products, recipes and categories. Read more

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