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Q: What exactly is hummus?
A: Originating in the Mediterranean region, hummus is a blend of pureed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, oil, and spices. Traditionally consumed as a dish with pita bread, hummus is now also used as a tasty dip for entertaining with pita bread and veggies, and as a healthy, convenient spread for sandwiches. It’s even used in a variety of delicious recipes, so hummus is truly a versatile food. - Elise
Q: What kind of hummus does Tribe make?
A: Tribe Hummus is dedicated to making only all natural hummus. Tribe makes a wide variety of blended and topped flavors available nationwide, and uses only the best ingredients to make sure you have a deliciously satisfying and authentic hummus experience. You won’t find anything artificial here! We recently added new flavors and made a few changes to our packaging – visit us on Facebook.com/TribeHummus for all the details! - Elise
Q: What are the health benefits of Tribe hummus?
A: The primary ingredient in hummus is the chickpea, which is high in dietary fiber and a healthy source of folate, protein, and iron. All our hummus products are "all natural," which means they’re free of artificial preservatives and artificial flavors. Our hummus is also free of saturated or trans-fats, hydrogenated oils, stabilizers, thickeners, dairy, and cholesterol. Oh, and it's vegan-friendly and kosher-certified. (Phew, that was a mouthful!) But does that mean our hummus has to taste terrible? Not at all. Our hummus is fresh-tasting, rich, and flavorful, and a great complement to veggies, pita and crackers. Tribe hummus is the perfect food for anyone who is concerned about eating well or who is on a low cholesterol diet and doesn’t want to sacrifice great taste! We also offer Tribe Organic, our USDA-certified 100% organic hummus line for hummus lovers who eat organic. As the primary ingredient in Tribe hummus, chickpeas are a good source of fiber, including both soluble and insoluble fiber. Also, chickpeas are a good source of protein, iron, copper, vitamin B6, zinc, phosphorus, and manganese, which are all important nutrients for overall health. The all natural tahini (made from ground sesame seeds) found in our hummus is also a source of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. Phytosterols—a compound found in plants in our hummus—are believed to help lower cholesterol. Tribe hummus have healthful, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which can help lower the risk of heart disease by reducing total cholesterol and LDL "bad" cholesterol. - Shai
Q: Can hummus be frozen?
A: We do not recommend freezing hummus, as it can get watery as it thaws. Tribe hummus is best when kept in the refrigerator, and consumed by the "Use by" date. - Elise
Q: Does Tribe hummus contain MSG?
A: Tribe hummus does not contain any MSG. We use only all-natural ingredients, including sea salt. - Elise
Q: Is Tribe hummus gluten free?
A: Tribe Hummus does not contain any gluten or wheat ingredients, and there is no gluten or wheat present in our manufacturing process. Although we are not certified “gluten free,” hummus is naturally a gluten-free food. Periodically, we test our products for gluten to be certain the levels meet the proposed FDA limits. - Shai
Q: How long does Tribe Hummus last once it has been opened?
A: Hummus is a perishable product and should always be consumed by the “Use by” date. Once opened, it is recommended that you eat it within 7 days. - Elise
Q: Is Tribe hummus nut free?
A: Tribe is a tree nut and peanut free facility, so our products are safe for individuals with nut/tree nut allergies. However, our hummus, like most hummus, does contain tahini, which is made from ground sesame seeds. While far less common than nut and tree nut allergies, sometimes individuals are allergic to sesame seeds. - Jerry