How his grandmother’s hummus recipe is providing relief to refugee children

Ever since he can remember, Anthony Brahimsha would visit his extended family in Aleppo, Syria, at least once a year. During these trips, Brahimsha witnessed children suffering from malnutrition. For the most severely malnourished kids, doctors at the camps wouldadminister a peanut-based high-protein product called Plumpy’Nut. “They would give it once a day for eight weeks. It’s like a superfood with a 99% rehabilitation rate,” said Brahimsha. After he returned home from a trip in 2014, Brahimsha made a decision: he would start a company that would support efforts to help fight malnutrition among refugee children. And that company would sell a food that was close to his own heart — hummus. Plumpy’Nut had triggered a familiar memory in Brahimsha …