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Hummus: How Healthy Is It?

Hummus Recipe: How to Make Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus continued...

3. Refrigerate hummus in covered container for up to 1 week.

Yield: Makes 1 3/4 cup (about 7 servings)

Nutritional information per 1/4 cup serving of hummus: 124 Calories, 5 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 1.7 g monounsaturated fat, 1.7 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 246 mg (329 mg sodium with the optional salt). Calories from fat: 26%. 0.1g omega-3 fatty acids, 1.6g omega-6 fatty acids.

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for WebMD and the author of numerous books on nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.

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