Get Horny With Humous This Valentine's

Get Horny With Humous This Valentine's
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MOORISH Smoked Dips are encouraging amorous couples to consume more of their sumptuous naturally oak-smoked humous this Valentine's.

Described as the ultimate aphrodisiac in Egyptian times, the erotically enticing properties of chickpeas have been helping couples get passionate between the sheets for centuries.

Market leading gourmet humous brand, Moorish Smoked Dips are celebrating the aphrodisiac qualities of their humous range this Valentine’s. Founder Julie Waddell said: “We love the fact that our humous can get the juices flowing! Humous isn’t necessarily known today for its aphrodisiac properties, but accompany it with your favourite tipple, mood lighting and a bit of Barry White and who knows what might happen!”

Both chickpeas and garlic – the two primary ingredients in the Moorish Smoked Humous range – along with chilli that can be found in Devil-ish, are widely renowned for their seductive qualities.

Found in chickpeas is the number one sex mineral zinc. In men, zinc can ‘supercharge’ erections and in women, it is essential for the production of natural lubrication.

Other promiscuous properties of the lusty legumes include arginine, an amino acid that increases circulation and boosts internal lubrication. Manganese assists in the production of sex hormones and energy and chickpeas are also a natural source of phytoestrogen – a plant compound with oestrogen-like effects – a key ingredient for increasing sex drive and intimate sensation.

Garlic too is a strong source of allicin, which increases blood flow in the body. The chemical substance that gives the ingredient its aroma is also one of the chemicals present in female sexual secretions.

For couples seeking to turn up the heat in more ways than one, Moorish’s Devil-ish Chilli Harissa Smoked Humous is ideal. The compound capsaicin in chilli produces effects that mimic sexual arousal. These include a quickened pulse, increased circulation, nerve sensitivity, sweating and a release of endorphins – the feel good hormone associated with orgasm. Chilli can even intensify pleasure during sex.

Historically, Egyptians were forbidden to eat chickpeas in order to teach them to appreciate abstention. Later when medieval physician Dodonaeus discovered the hidden horny qualities of chickpeas, priests and scholars were banned from eating them. Even into the 16th Century, Shaykh ‘Umar Abu Muhammad’ suggests chickpeas as a cure for impotence and a first-rate sexual tonic.

Garlic too has been a forbidden fruit throughout history. Tibetan monks were prohibited from entering monasteries if they had eaten garlic, due to its reputation for inflaming the passions. Though Erza Hasofer - also known as Erza the Scribe [480 - 440 BC] - decreed that garlic be eaten on a Friday night as an aid to lovemaking on the grounds that it ‘promotes love and arouses desire’.

Couples can share the love with four humous dips from the Moorish collection: Smokey-ish Original Smoked Humous, Devil-ish Chilli Harissa Smoked Humous, Zingy-ish Lemon and Dill Smoked Humous and Tasty-ish Caramelised Onion Smoked Humous.

All dips from the Moorish collections, including all four humous varieties, are available from Ocado. Smokey-ish and Devil-ish Smoked Humous is also available at Waitrose

For more information please visit www.lovemoorish.co.uk