The main ingredient in hummus is the garbanzo bean, also known as the chickpea. Like most legumes, they are known for their rich fiber content, which has been linked to a number of health benefits. A recent study has also shown that we can obtain health benefits from garbanzo beans that are consumed at much smaller amounts over a shorter period of time. In this study, it took only one week of garbanzo bean consumption to improve participants’ control of blood sugar and insulin secretion. Equally important, only one-third of a cup of the beans per day was needed to provide these related health benefits.