Hummus helps meet the need for amino acids, folic acid, vitamins E, B6, B1, B3 and C. The protein content of chickpeas is around twenty per cent. The pea paste is not necessarily low in calories, but it satiates. The high iron content is also positive. Especially for vegan and vegetarian people. Hummus is also rich in fibre, which in turn can have a positive effect on blood sugar.