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Vegan Wonder Ingredient: Liquid We Dumped Down Drain

Aquafaba is opening up a frothy new world of vegan meringues, macaroons, and more

(Newser) - When newly vegan Indiana software engineer Goose Wohlt heard his wife talk last year about a video of two French women whipping up a chocolate mousse using the liquid typically tossed from a can of chickpeas, he decided to try a meringue. And it worked. Almost overnight the discovery became... More »

FDA's Next Frontier: Hummus?

Hummus maker Sabra wants some standards, people

(Newser) - Sure, any idiot can throw chickpeas, tahini, and some other deliciousness in a food processor and call it "hummus." But Sabra, which Yahoo notes is owner of 65% of the burgeoning American market for hummus, wants the FDA to make sure that manufacturers are putting actual chickpeas and... More »

America's Hot New Crop Is ... Chickpeas?

That's because hummus sales are booming, says Wall Street Journal

(Newser) - Look out, US snackers, here comes the hummus. So says the Wall Street Journal , which declares that the relatively healthy Mediterranean dip made from chickpeas is "conquering America." The numbers are hard to dispute: Sales were up 11% last year to $530 million, and that's up 25%... More »

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