Organic Hummus: Choosing Health and Flavor with Hope

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Organic Hummus: Choosing Health and Flavor with Hope

We’ve examined why it’s essential to choose organic chickpeas and organic olive oil (TLDR – it’s better for your health and flavor!) but we’ve never looked at organic hummus as a whole. There are so many different terms in the health food industry. It’s impossible to keep up.

Here at Hope Foods, we're dedicated to creative food that nourishes your body and is bursting with flavor.

In this post, we’ll look at what the “organic” label in organic hummus means, and why it’s important for your health! 

What Does “Organic” Even Mean?

USDA Organic Seal

There are so many terms in the health food industry. “Natural,” “artisanal,” “superfood,” and more. It’s confusing, to say the least. Thankfully, when it comes to foods labeled with the USDA-certified organic label, you can rest easy and make an informed decision when you purchase your food. The word “organic” refers to the term “found on products that have been produced using cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” 

That’s a bit of a confusing definition, so we’ll break it down: Basically, the products must be grown with a specific soil quality, animal raising practices, pest, and weed control. No sewage sludge, irradiation, genetic engineering, or synthetic fertilizers may be used.

This means you can be confident that you aren’t ingesting harmful chemicals (like glyphosate) when you eat your food. That’s a win!

Is Organic Hummus Good for You?

Simply put, yes. A 2014 study found that organic crops have higher concentrations of antioxidants than non-organic counterparts. It also found evidence that organic produce has lower degrees of pesticide residues and toxic metals.  Additionally, organic foods do not contain synthetic pesticides, which are harmful to your health. Another study, completed in 2014, researched the impact of pesticides on pregnant women. They found the rates of autism or other developmental disorders were higher in women exposed to synthetic pesticides. Additionally, a scientific review done in 2017 found evidence that organic food may reduce the risk of allergic diseases and obesity. 

That’s something we can get behind!

Avocado Lime Hummus Cover Image

Organic Hummus Ingredients: Quality Matters

Hope Hummus: Sea Salt & Olive Oil Hummus

We believe life is a gift. Protecting our bodies and our planet from damaging chemicals improve our well-being and the overall health of our environment. Our hummus is USDA-certified organic. We have a strict process we follow and we have an annual audit to ensure we follow the guidelines.

To have the USDA organic certification and seal, a product must be made with 100% organic ingredients - which we do!

You may have noticed that sea salt isn’t labeled organic in our ingredients list. Fun fact: It’s never organic because it’s a mineral and not an agricultural product!

Organic Hummus Brands: Flavor Matters

There are many organic hummus brands on the market. How can you choose the right one? At Hope, we care equally about flavor as we do about health. What’s the point of eating healthy food if you don’t want to eat it because it tastes like cardboard? Bleck. We’ve always been a pioneer in creating unique hummus flavors that are exciting – flavors that make you want to come back for more. And, while there are other organic hummus brands – well, we’ll let you decide if their flavors stack up to ours. From Thai Coconut Curry to Black Garlic, each and every one of our organic hummus ingredients is thoroughly vetted to ensure it exceeds flavor expectations, making it your favorite of the organic hummus brands. 

Plant-based hummus with organic chickpeas
Which is the Healthiest Hummus? And Other Common Questions

There are a lot of questions about organic foods, and rightly so. There are so many misleading health labels in the world today. Here are some common questions:

Black Garlic Hummus from HOPE Foods

Is Organic Hummus Good for You?

Yes! Ingesting less synthetic pesticides is a good choice for your body. Investing in your health is always wise.

Which is the Healthiest Hummus?

We’re a bit biased, but our hummus is carefully made with only the highest-quality, wholesome ingredients…if you catch our drift.

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus from HOPE Foods
Red Pepper Hummus from HOPE FOODS

What is Organic Hummus Made Of?

You can read the full list of ingredients on all our products pages, but generally, hummus is made with chickpeas, olive oil, and tahini. We add a bunch of flavors to spice things up a bit.

Do I Need to Buy Organic Hummus?

It’s up to you, but as we noted above, organic foods have been shown to have higher levels of antioxidants, and lower toxic metals than non-organic counterparts. 

Spicy Avocado Hummus from HOPE Foods
Thai Coconut Curry Lid from Hope Hummus

Does Hummus Have Pesticides?

Non-organic hummus brands will have synthetic pesticides in them. There’s no getting away from that. Organic hummus brands will not have synthetic pesticides or fertilizers in them, because they’re certified organic!

Choose an Organic Hummus Brand You Trust

We’ve been making high-quality, delicious hummus since 2011. We have a passion for creativity, health, and wholeness, and we strive to inspire that in others. You can trust that all our hummus is made with a commitment to a healthier life – both physically and mentally. When you buy one of our colorful tubs of hummus, you know you’re getting the highest-quality, freshest, organic ingredients, and fun and unique flavors. You can trust your health (and tastebuds) with us! Find our hummus in a store near you, or have it shipped straight to your door!