We analyze Mercadona’s chickpea and pepper hummus

We analyze Mercadona’s chickpea and pepper hummus

Mercadona is always bringing out products that, although some are very good, there are others that are not so good. In this article, we are going to comment on whether the chickpea and pepper hummus sold by this supermarket franchise are really good.

Hummus is a food that, since the arrival of Realfooding, is gaining a lot of prominence. Either because of how cheap its ingredients are (chickpeas, salt, olive oil, spices…), its flavor or because of how good it is for your health.

Even so, there are times when the hummus sold in supermarkets are not as healthy as they should be, so next, we are going to analyze the hummus mentioned above.

chickpea hummus

The ingredients of this chickpea hummus are: Chickpeas 57%, sunflower oil, sesame paste, water, lemon juice 2%, olive oil 2%, ground garlic, salt, acidifiers (E330 and E270 of vegetable origin), powdered vinegar, natural flavors and preservatives (E202).

The nutritional value of this hummus is as follows:

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Assessment

We note that the amount of chickpeas is very poor, only 57%. What’s more the main oil is sunflower oil, which is much less healthy than olive oil which, although it is in the ingredients, is in very low quantity. In addition to the large amount of fat it has, makes it have many calories per 100 g.

Piquillo pepper hummus

The ingredients of this chickpea hummus are: Chickpeas 54%, sunflower oil, pasta sesame, pepper salad 5% (roasted piquillo peppers (72%), onion, water, sugar, vinegar, salt and acidulant: citric acid), water, lemon juice 2%, olive oil 2%, ground garlic, salt , acidifiers (E-330 and E-270 of vegetable origin), powdered vinegar, natural flavors and preservative (E202).

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The nutritional value of this hummus is as follows:

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Assessment

We note that the amount of chickpeas is even poorer, dropping to 54%. The main oil is still sunflower oil, which is much less healthy than olive oil, which, although it is in the ingredients, is in a very low quantity. There is very little piquillo pepper, but enough to give it the flavor. It also still has a large amount of fat, and makes it have many calories per 100 g.

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