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July 10, 2019 - NPR

Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth

Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth
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Hummus is having a heyday with American consumers, and that could be as good for the soil as it is for our health.

Part of a subcategory of legumes called pulses, chickpeas — along with lentils, dry peas and several varieties of beans — have been a critical crop and foodstuff for centuries in Middle Eastern and Asian countries. The crops are so promising that the United Nations deemed 2016 the Year of Pulses to expand interest in these ancient foods and their potential to help solve dueling modern-day conundrums: hunger and soil depreciation.

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