Middle Eastern Couscous, also known as Israeli Couscous, is made from wheat flour, like traditional Moroccan Couscous, Middle Eastern Couscous is toasted or "puffed" and about the size of a Peppercorn. The large size of this Couscous allows it to absorb flavors well. Couscous originated in the Moroccan area of Northern Africa. African cooks, made Couscous from scratch, by moistening flour with a small amount of water and salt, then rolling between the palms of their hands to form small grains. The grains are sorted by size, then steamed. Once cooked, the grains are separated. For immediate use it's sprinkled with cold water to allow it to swell and get fluffy. If for later use it's spread on a cloth and dried in the sun.
Wheat Flour, Water. (Contains Wheat, Gluten)
Israeli Couscous is toasted or puffed and about the size of a Peppercorn. The large size of this Couscous allows it to absorb flavors well. African cooks, made Couscous from scratch, by moistening flour with a small amount of water and salt, then rolling between the palms of their hands to form small grains. The grains are sorted by size then steamed.
Color: Ivory to beige.
Size: Approximately 1/8 inch in diameter, round, puffed balls.
Heat Level: N/A
Wheat Flour, Water.
Contains Wheat, Gluten.
Packaging & Storage
Shelf Life: Min. 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).
Packaging: Poly bag in box.
Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.
SPC: <100,000 cfu / g
COLIFORM: <250 cfu / g
YEAST: <1000 cfu / g
MOLD: <1000 cfu / g
Due to the nature of raw, agricultural products, the microbiological data provided should be considered as guidelines.
About Nutritional Information
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|Serving Size 100g (uncooked)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 376||Calories from Fat 9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 77g||26%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Middle Eastern Couscous has a nutty, light flavor. Serve with marinated broiled vegetables. Flavor with garlic and onion as a side dish to meats and poultry. Cooked and chilled, it makes a super salad. Use instead of rice with curries or stir fry.
Recommended Preparation Instructions:
Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil and add 1 cup of Israeli Couscous. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until tender yet still al dente and strain water.
One cup dry yields 2 cups cooked.