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(4) Quinoa vs (5) Hummus

Mar 28, 2016

Tale of the Tape:

Quinoa (1 Cup): 4g Fat, 39g Carbs, 8g Protein

Hummus (2 TBSP): 3g Fat, 4g Carbs, 2g Protein

The biggest problem we have here is that we are comparing a Carb, and a healthy one at that, to a spread or dip. The thing with "spreads or dips" is they just aren't needed, you can make a very healthy meal without it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Hummus! But I use it when I need a healthy fat, ie.. turkey sandwich on wheat with lettuce, tomato and jalapeno. There isn't much Fat on that sandwich and without the Fat, the Carbs and Protein's have no way of being transported through the blood stream. The other thing I dislike about a "healthy fat" is that people almost always eat more than the serving size. It is very easy to eat to much of this stuff and then you are taking in way to much Fat.

Quinoa is a food I am not very fond of on taste but a lot of people do like it. It has a really good amount of Protein for being a grain or Carb, as most will typically have around 4-5g Protein per cup. The Fat tends to be just slightly higher than most Carbs or whole grains though *per serving.

In terms of the micro-nutrients, Quinoa is a good source of Magnesium, and Hummus doesn't really offer much here. Pretty easy to see the winner here:

Verdict: (4) Quinoa defeats (5) Hummus


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