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Hummus Is Conquering America

Homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil, topped with kalamata olives, and served with pita.
Homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil, topped with kalamata olives, and served with pita.

Prodded by the largest U.S. hummus maker, farmers in the heart of tobacco country are trying to grow chickpeas, an improbable move that reflects booming demand for hummus.