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When you purchase Hope products, you become a part of a community committed to spreading good things for the body, mind, and planet.

Good for Your Brain

What we eat can impact how we feel – up to 70% of the body’s serotonin is regulated by the gut! For this reason, we create delicious foods made with superior ingredients that provide specific nutrients to help the body, and mind, operate at its best.

Our dips offer:
  • Protein
  • Prebiotic Fiber
  • Plant-Based Omega 3s
  • Vitamins & Minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin E, iron to name a few)
  • Quality Oils/Fats, like olive, avocado, nut, coconut, and flax seed

Furthermore, our products are free from gluten, soy, dairy, animal biproducts, excessive sugar, and artificial ingredients and preservatives.

Certified gluten free

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Because we cherish this planet, we choose sustainably grown, organic and/or non-gmo ingredients. We use recyclable packaging and we’ve partnered with rePurpose to properly manage ocean-bound plastics.  When you purchase our dips, you support this effort as well.

Our current project, Neela Sapana, allows for rePurpose and the communities along the coastlines of Chennai, to stop ocean-bound plastic waste from leaking into Chennai’s coasts, thereby protecting the Bay of Bengal.

Click here to see photos of our efforts and learn more.

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Good for Your Body

We believe life is a gift and we try to foster joy and well-being not only through our products, but in our outreach efforts as well.

Each package contains a wellness message and links to free resources that support mental and emotional wellbeing.

Here you can find a selection of resources curated by our on staff Integrated Nutrition Health Coach and Mental Health Crisis First Responder.

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How to Choose the Best Hummus Brands

Hummus, the creamy, satisfying superfood dip that originates from the Middle East, is a common staple among most plant-based eaters. If you’re not that into it, our bet is you know somebody who is. Your mom, your boyfriend, that cute girl in your spin class—they’re all eating it. Hummus has a healthy reputation, which is well deserved! The simple, traditional recipe includes only chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Not all hummus brands are alike, however. Choosing the best brand hummus can be challenging. If you don’t make your own (ain’t nobody got time for that) store-bought brands are your best bet. But with over 20 versions and brands to choose from, it can be daunting trying to figure out which hummus brands at Whole Foods and other stores are the best bang for your buck.

Keep these insider’s tips for finding the best, healthy hummus brands in mind when you’re shopping for your next batch of hummus!

1. Ditch the Additives

 There are a lot of hummus store brands out there that use additives and ingredients that don’t belong in hummus. Sodium benzoate, potassium benzoate and potassium sorbate are all preservatives used to increase the shelf life and enhance the flavor of your dips. They can cause stomach upset, headaches, asthma attacks, and even allergic reactions. Avoid any chemical ingredients you don’t recognize, and stick with only healthy hummus brands!

2. Know Your Oil

 Unfortunately, soybean and vegetables oils are used in most brands. When reading the ingredient list, make sure you pick one that uses only extra virgin olive oil. Because of the way that extra virgin olive oil is processed, it retains more olive taste and has a lower level of oleic acid than other oil varieties. The amount of free oleic acid in olive oil indicates the extent to which fat has broken down into fatty acids. Other oil varieties also lack the important antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that make extra-virgin olive oil so beneficial. The healthiest brand of hummus will use only the best extra virgin olive oil.

3. Skip the Gluten

 Even though the ingredients in hummus do not contain gluten, not all brands (even organic hummus brands) are truly gluten-free. For those of us who manage food allergies, cross-contamination during production is a big concern. Look for the gluten-free certification logo when looking for hummus brands at Whole Foods and other stores, which signifies a rigorous allergen-control program consisting of supplier controls, ingredient segregation, production run scheduling, equipment cleaning and testing.

4. Go Organic

 Opting for organic is the only way to avoid consuming the harmful chemicals and pesticides found in commercially grown food. Organically grown ingredients also contain more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients—than commercially grown foods. They taste better, because nourished soil produces healthy, strong plants. Organic hummus brands will taste fresher, and are truly the healthiest option.

5. Say No to Pasteurization: Here's a better Option

Most brands blast their products with high heat or pump them full of preservatives, which results in bland taste and texture, along with decreased nutritional value. At HOPE, we only use cold pressure with state-of-the-art HPP technology to retain fresh, peak flavor, wonderful texture, and important nutrition without heat treatment. Why buy hummus store brands that don’t have much flavor and a weird texture? Look for Whole Foods hummus brands that use cold pressure so that you add only the best hummus to your diet.

6. Choose Omega-3s

Omega-3s are fatty acids that benefit your health – from helping eye health to promoting heart and brain health, and may even reduce ADHD symptoms in children (learn about more benefits here). One of the best ways to get this nutrient is through your food. It’s tough to keep track of all the vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients your body needs for optimal health, which is why we add flaxseed (an excellent, natural source of omega-3s) to our hummus. Nourishing our bodies from the inside out, while keeping your life simpler is our goal here at Hope Foods. Learn more about omega-3s and why we add them to our hummus here.


There are many things to consider as you peruse Whole Foods hummus brands: It’s easy to get lost in ingredient lists, and research about the healthiest brand of hummus. Thankfully, you don’t have to scour the internet or grocery store any longer. HOPE hummus uses only the freshest ingredients. This makes for the healthiest, best tasting product. So go ahead, accept your HOPE hummus addiction, and take solace in knowing that it’s one of the best foods to consume on a daily basis!

Cheers and happy dipping!
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