(Closed) Hummus

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hummus is just chickpeas, olive oil, and some seasoning. I don’t see why it would be bad. It’s healthy!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If in doubt ask your doctor. I’m thinking if you buy a good brand of it like Sabras, it should be safe but I’m not the expert. I havent heard any pregnant person say they were avoiding hummus because of listeria.  There are also some store made versions of it in generic plastic cups that dont even seem to be sealed properly, I guess those are the ones to avoid.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Because there is a tiny tiny tiny risk of listeriosis doesn’t mean it’s “unhealthy”.  I’m sure you’re aware of the cantalope-linked listeriosis that has been in the news in recent weeks.

If you are worried about hummus having listeriosis but love to eat it, just make it at home. It’s super easy!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hummus-for-real-recipe/index.html

 

Or you could always do what they say for lunch meat: microwave it. But I’m not sure if that would affect the taste of the hummus.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@abbyful:

Agreed, just make it yourself. Chickpeas is actually a protein source which you need during pregnancy.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I ate hummus throughout my pregnancy.  Never heard anything bad about it but check with your OB.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I thnk they give that warning about anything left out on a salad bar.  Making your own or buying it prepackaged you should be fine but you could always microwave it first if you still have worries.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Packaged hummus doesn’t carry the risk of listeria that chickpeas in a salad bar do.  It’s like the difference between eating imported soft cheese or pasteurized domestic soft cheese.  I would stick to packaged and sealed hummus.

(I ate it when I was pregnant too, I couldn’t get enough!)

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