Getting On The Hummus Bandwagon

Virginia State University Agriculture students are investigating better ways to make, package, and store hummus. Hummus is a growing industry in the US with sales reaching nearly $530 million over the past couple years. Students began research into the best ways to process chickpeas into hummus. Their research concluded that pressure-cooking was the best production method because it kept the highest nutritional quality and the most functional properties in the chickpeas. The use of modified atmosphere packaging is also undergoing experimentation. This new process could extend the shelf life of hummus.

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