Variety, wholesome goodness, economy, and ease of preparation. Cortas has chosen to preserve the beans of antiquity. Chick peas, or hummos, flourished in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and fava beans, Foul Medammas, may be the original beans. Cortas beans are comfort food, a complete, sustaining meal, high in protein, iron and fiber. A 2000 study by the University of Massachusetts found that the nutritional value of canned hummos is equivalent to that of dried. Ready-to-eat, versatile, economical and good for you, they’re stocked in every Middle Eastern pantry.