Hummus (Arabic حُمُّص) is a delicious dip and spread that originates from the Eastern Mediterranean. It is a simple dish that generally comprises chickpeas, tahini and olive oil. Often served as a started or dip, Hummus can be great for the heart and blood sugar.
Olives (Arabic زَيْتون / zaytun) and the oil derived from them are mentioned in the Holy Quran: ‘It is lit from a blessed tree — an olive — neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would well-nigh glow forth even though fire touched it not. Light upon light! Allah guides to His light whomsoever He will.’ (24:36)