Hummus is popular for both taste and its health benefits. But to preserve the wonderful earthy taste and texture of this crowd-favorite dip, usually potassium sorbate is added to maintain freshness and extend shelf-life*. This brand uses a state-of-the-art high-pressure process (HPP) to preserve the freshness and nutrient value of its hummus without compromising quality or taste. It is actually the packaged product – not the contents – that is subjected to high pressure after being submerged in water. The applied pressure is then transferred to the contents and bacteria that threaten spoilage are destroyed. Also this process allows for the nutrients to become more bio-available and the dip’s flavor is enhanced. This is great news, given this brand’s wide array of both traditional and non-traditional hummus flavors such as Thai Coconut Curry, Jalapeño-Cilantro, Sriracha, Spicy Avocado and others. The ingredients used are USDA-certified organic, non-GMO project verified and Fair-trade sourced. Additionally, this hummus is also certified gluten-free and kosher. (Of course, traditional hummus is naturally gluten-free but certain commercial brands may contain flour or may be made on wheat-shared equipment). The brand’s mission is for their “…dips and spreads to be a reason for people to stop and gather, share life, and ‘spread good things'”…and it’s no doubt that any gathering will be upgraded with the taste of their mindfully produced dips.
*Recent news indicated bacterial contamination alert.
Sabra® Hummus Classic photo: source saccurrent
Hope® Hummus Organic Original Recipe Hummus photo: source Amazon Fresh
- USDA-certified organic
- Non-GMO project verified ingredients
- Fair Trade-Certified Ingredients
- No preservatives (use of High-Pressure Process [HPP] versus pasteurization [heating] to preserve ingredients)
- Certified Gluten-free
- Certified Kosher