The world may not have ended, but it is running out of Hummus!

Hummus shortage as Chickpea crops fail

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The average price of ready made Hummus has risen by 12% – 33% depending on the country you live in, since January 2017.


In April 2017 the news crept quietly under the radar that Chickpea crops were globally expected to have a poor yield that year. ]


However the crop which takes around 100 days to reach harvest from sow has repeatedly failed world wide throughout 2017 and into 2018 leaving a global demand that can no longer be filled.


Tasneem Backhouse, co-director of chickpea supplier “EHL Ingredients” says that the industry has experienced poor and failed yields over the past 12 months. “Chickpea prices have increased during 2017 and remain high.”


“Demand is strong from every market and currently there isn’t enough supply to go around. This is driven by poor crops in some of the main producing origins over the past 12 months.”


Ready made Hummus however has increased in cost far more than the rate of cost rise for Chickpeas.

Here is how to save some money and make your own at home, which always tastes better:


Step 1:

Drain soaked chickpeas (these can be pre soaked in a can)

Step 2:

Pour the Chickpeas into a blender along with a good helping of Tahini (Tahina), lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, slat and pepper.

Step 3:

Blend together

Step 4: 

If the mix is too thick add a small amount of water.

Step 5:

Place into a service dish and top with olive oil, fresh coriander, paprika, turmeric (haldi) and your favourite toppings.


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Humusumuza ihtiyacımız var