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Hummus vs Guacamole – Which is Healthier?

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Our Verdict

When comparing hummus to guacamole, we picked the guacamole.


First up, let’s assume that the standards are comparable, for example that both have been made with simple whole foods. The hummus is mostly chickpeas with tahini and a little olive oil and some seasoning; the guacamole is mostly avocado with a little lime juice and some seasoning.

In terms of macronutrients, hummus has slightly more protein and fiber, 2x the carbohydrates (but they are healthy carbs), and usually slightly less fat (but the fats are healthy in both cases).

In terms of micronutrients, the hummus is rich in iron and B vitamins, and the guacamole is rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamins C, E, and K.

So far, it’s pretty much tied. What else is there to consider?

We picked the guacamole because some of its nutrients (especially the potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K) are more common deficiencies in most people’s diets than iron and B vitamins. So, on average, it’s probably the one with the nutrients that you need more of at any given time.

So, it was very very close, and it came down to the above as the deciding factor.


  • If you like one and not the other? Eat that one; it’s good.
  • If you like both but feel like eating one of them in particular? Eat that one; your body is probably needing those nutrients more right now.
  • If you are catering for a group of people? Serve both!
  • If you are catering for just yourself and would enjoy both? Serve both! There’s nobody to stop you!

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