Spicy

I was eating some hummus and noticed the ingredients list:

Garbanzo Beans
Sesame Seeds
Lemon Juice
Olive Oil
Sun dried Tomatoes
Spices
Salt

Is salt not a spice? Why does it get its own acknowledgement while the pepper and paprika get lumped into the "spices" category? After all, doesn't salt go into the spice cabinet? It comes with every spice kit at every store. Why is salt so special?

7 comments:

BigDubb said...

Just another instance of how the white spices get treated differently from the colored spices.

spicism sucks.

Stacy said...

Love this post! So funny!
I always try so hard to like hummus...I never make it.
It is so good for you though...way to go on the fiber!

katie said...

I'm going to throw this out there and I might be wrong but....

I kind of think they have to say when something has salt in it, just in case someone can't eat a lot of salt (sodium). If it was lumped under spices, then one wouldn't know if there was salt or not. Just a thought.

lynne said...

I love hummus!!! The saltier the better. I'm a salt freak.

Josh said...

salt is a known "bad" spice..hence if you just write spices..people thnk..oh..good, i love spices. but then oh..sh-t..salt in there? i gotta cut down my sodium..hmmm...
so it gets its own special mention.
this is purely bs.

ps - your new background/template neds mega-fixing..but who am i to talk?

hot babe said...

Hummus- yummmmmmm! And I think it's because salt really isn't a spice technically. But as with white chocolate, I defer to the FDA. Here: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=501.22

Or here:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=582.10&SearchTerm=spices

They don't list salt as a spice, so I'd say technically it's not. It's just flavoring, I guess. I may have to write to someone about this. It's bugging me.

Stacy said...

where are you?
and you need to remind me when your big birthday is coming up?h