The UN’s declaration of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses will elevate hommos to superfood status, according to a Lebanese food expert.
Faysal Younes, CEO of eathos, the food & beverage platform which brought Lebanese concept Kababji to the UAE said the UN focus on Mediterranean cuisine will bring heightened awareness of the health benefits of eating the Middle Eastern dip.
The UN says pulses are a vital source of plant-based proteins and amino acids.
“Hommos is one of this region’s top 10 favorite foods popular with residents, Middle Easterners and visitors and it is rapidly gaining a worldwide following,” said Younes, who added that 2016 will be a year for 'pulses to come into their own'. \