HEALTH WARNING! HARMFUL PESTICIDE RESIDUE FOUND IN MANY HUMMUS BRANDS. SEE WHICH BRANDS TO BUY AND WHICH AVOID.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is the organization that annually produces their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists of non-organic fruits and vegetables. By referring to their reports, consumers can learn which kinds of produce should be purchased organic and which non-organic are relatively safe for your family. Now the EWG has investigated hummus and issued their report.
The good news here is that there is an organization we can trust to inform consumers about what foods are safer and which should be avoided. The article lists the brands with the highest and lowest percentages of glyphosate. This is the chemical in Roundup herbicide that has been linked to cancer. Hummus can be a very healthful part of our diet, so knowing which brands are safest is important, especially because toxic chemicals can accumulate in our body over time.
Read the EWG report here.