Hummus Conquers U.S.

Hummus, once relegated to health-food stores and Middle Eastern restaurants, is going mainstream in the U.S. Sabra Dipping Co., a hummus maker partially owned by PepsiCo, is ramping up production. And that’s pushing some farmers to abandon other crops like tobacco in favor of chickpeas. U.S. chickpea production rose nearly 50 percent this year.