Hummus is high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains significant levels of calcium, iron, fiber, phosphorus, copper, manganese, vitamin B6 and the amino acids phenylalanine, tryptophan and tyrosine.
Hummus is not a low-fat food, which is due to its ingredients of olive oil and tahini. One serving of hummus can provide 36 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fat. However, most of the fat content in hummus is mono-unsaturated, or healthy fat. It contains no cholesterol. The chickpeas that serve as the basis for hummus are rich in protein, with one serving of hummus containing 19 grams of protein. The estimated glycemic load of hummus is 12.