Some of the creamiest, smoothest and most flavorful hummus around can be found at the Lone Star Farmers Market every Sunday. Meet Fredo Brozzi and learn more about his delicious hummus.

1. How long have you been making your signature hummus and how did you get started in the business?

I started making hummus for sale in July 2013, but I have been making my own hummus for over 35 years –– during a visit to the Middle East when I fall in love with it. I decided to start the production in Austin due to the lack of authentic hummus on the local market and the interest expressed by local foodies in genuine products.

2. What were you doing before launching your company?

I am an architect specialized in interior decorations and I have been working all around the world for the past 37 years but always with a deep love for good food and cooking.

3. What’s the biggest thing that you’ve learned along the way since launching your hummus business? 

Not to take shortcuts in the quality of ingredients that I use or to add chemicals or preservative in order to extend the shelf life of my product and increase my profit.

4. What’s the best thing to know about your hummus that sets you apart from the rest? 

It’s the only hummus in Austin that is chemical and preservative free! We only freshly squeezed lemon juice and salt as preservative without adding citric acid or potassium sorbate. We do not use guar gum or other thickener or binder or volume enhancer. We do not add oil during the processing and as result we get the lowest calories count per serving among all the hummus present in the market : 49 calories per serving (1 serving = 2 tablespoon) but with a lot of protein and omega 3. It is our special technique and wholesome ingredients that makes it so creamy.

5. What do you love most about the Lone Star Farmers Market?  

The immediate feed back, the exchange of ideas, and the interaction with our customers.
And as always be sure to stop by, say hello and try a few samples. For more information on Hanan’s Hummus visit HERE!