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How Many Calories Does Hummus Have?

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Melodie Anne Coffman specializes in overall wellness, with particular interests in women's health and personal defense. She holds a master's degree in food science and human nutrition and is a certified instructor through the NRA. Coffman is pursuing her personal trainer certification in 2015.
How Many Calories Does Hummus Have?
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Chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic and olive oil are the staple ingredients in just about any hummus. While these products are natural and healthy, when combined, they are rich in fat. That doesn’t mean you have to cut your favorite dip from your diet, though. After all, the fats are primarily heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It just means that you need to measure out your portion ahead of time so you don’t get the urge to dip freely from the container.

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Details on Calories

For every 1 tablespoon of hummus you have, you’ll get 25 calories. Fat accounts for about half of that with 13 calories from the 1.5 grams of fat. Another 5 calories, which is 20 percent of calories, are from the 1.2 grams of protein. The remaining 7 calories -- roughly 30 percent of calories -- are from the nearly 2 grams of carbohydrates.

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