The news is not a joke.. Yes, chickpeas have an international day like any other occasion, as it is the food that no one in the world can but know, given that it is one of the most important ingredients of many foods.
In 2012, International Chickpea Day was celebrated (May 13), and it was founded by Ben Lang, with the goal of creating an event around food that could bring people together from all over the world.
Realistically, there are many activities related to this day, such as finding the best hummus in your neighborhood, whether from local restaurants or grocery stores.
With this, you can make your favorite hummus dish, and you can also share your creation on social media under the hashtag #hummusday.
And who does not know, Britain is the “hummus capital” in Europe. Also, in May 2010, Lebanon entered the Guinness Book of Records. For the record numbers, he prepared the largest dish of hummus, weighing 10,452 kg (referring to the area of Lebanon, which is 10,452 square kilometers).
300 cooks from Lebanon participated in this event, and they used 8 tons of boiled chickpeas, 2 tons of tahini and the same amount, 400 liters of lemon juice and 700 kg of olive oil.
According to figures circulating on the Internet, more than 12 million tons of chickpeas are produced worldwide, while India is the largest producer of chickpeas in the world, producing more than 7 million tons annually. On the other hand, Australia comes in second place, producing more than 870,000 tons annually.
Myanmar ranks third, while Pakistan ranks fourth, Turkey ranks fifth, and Ethiopia ranks sixth. As for the seventh place, it went to Russia, followed by Iran in the eighth and Mexico in the ninth, while the United States came in the tenth place.