Hummus or houmous, is a food dip or spread that includes chick peas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. "Hummus" is Arabic for "chickpeas". Its origins are unknown, and it is popular in the Middle East, Turkey, and North Africa. It is high is different types of nutrition, for instance, iron, vitamin C and B6, and dietary fiber. Hummus is often eaten with pita.
In May 2010, the Guinness World Record for the largest dish of hummus in the world returned to Lebanon. The winning dish is cooked by 300 cooks and it weighed approximately 10450 kg (roughly 23000 lb).