Israel Likely Had The First Hummus In The World, But It Wasn't Jews Who Ate It
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Inhabitants of the Land of Israel likely ate the first hummus in the world, but those inhabitants weren't Jews – and they also weren't Arabs.
So who were they?
Neolithic hunter-gatherer-farmers who lived in what we now call the Galilee just over 10,000 years ago.
The basis for hummus – fava beans (broad beans) – were first domesticated there. (Egyptians still eat mashed fava beans for breakfast and modern-day Israelis blend them with chickpeas to make hummus and use them to make falafel.)
Fava bean domestication preceded the domestication of grain and appear to be the bridge crop between a full time hunter-gather life and the life as settled farmers that gave rise to modern civilization.