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Here's How You Can Tell When Hummus Has Gone Bad
By KAREN HART
Hummus is a rich and creamy Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas that you probably love to dip your pita bread and fresh veggies in, and it also has multiple vitamins and minerals. But how can you tell if hummus has gone bad and it's truly time to throw it away?
The best way to tell if your hummus is no longer consumable is to simply smell it, as hummus that has gone bad smells sour, and also tastes sour. Hummus that is fresh shouldn't have a real scent unless it has been seasoned with something strong like garlic or lemon.
If you want to prolong the life of your hummus, you can freeze it. However, all hummus brands and recipes freeze differently, and freezing it can change the texture of the spread. After you defrost it, it is recommended you stir it, and it should help it return to its thick and creamy consistency.