Hummus or houmous full Arabic name: ḥummuṣ bi-ṭ-ṭaḥīnaArabic: حمص بالطحينة, meaning 'chickpeas with tahini' is a food dip or spread that includes chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemonjuice, salt and garlic. "Hummus" is Arabic for "chickpeas" that is said to be of Egyptian origin. The dish then spread across The Levant and North Africa. It is high in nutrients, for instance protein, iron, vitamin C and B6, and dietary fiber. Hummus is often eaten with pita. When hummus is served with bread the proteins of the hummus and of the bread go well together, creating a delicious taste. It has become popular in the Middle East and many other countries. It is considered a health food.