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Large Italian Fregola Sarda Couscous
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Fregola Sarda (pronounced FREG-o-la) is often referred to as Sardinian Couscous. Fregare means “to rub” and this Fregola Sarda is made by rubbing coarse semolina wheat and small amounts of water together to create irregularly shaped nuggets that are dried. These light golden to tan, ¼ inch nuggets are then toasted to a deeper shade of golden brown giving it a delicious roasted nutty flavor. Dense and chewy, this pasta is wonderful as a side dish, in salads, or cooked like risotto. Preparation is easy, cook as you would any pasta, drain, and fluff with a fork. Ideal for soups since it can absorb a large amount of water without getting mushy. Fregola Sarda has a special kind of dietary fiber called resistant starch. This starch helps maintain blood sugar and improves digestion. This product contains Wheat. Available in three different sizes, small, medium, and large.

Ingredient Statement:

Durum Wheat Semolina. (Contains Wheat, Gluten)


Use in Tabbouleh instead of bulgur wheat; serve with meat or seafood with all of your favorite sauces. Prepare and toss with butter, parsley, and chives. Combine Fregola Sarda with sautéed sausage, herbs, tomatoes, and cheese, layer in a baking dish, and sprinkle with breadcrumbs for a savory meal. Use as a replacement for Israeli Couscous.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Rinse in cold water. Boil in salted water or stock for about 15 minutes or until al dente.

One cup dry yields two cups cooked.

Product Description

Fregola Sarda is a pasta created by rubbing wet semolina wheat into little balls, then drying and toasting. Each little ball is bigger than a grain of Moroccan couscous. This specialty from Sardinia has a toasty, rustic flavor. It is a delicious pasta - excellent as a side dish served with meat or seafood, as an entree served with tomato sauce, or as an ingredient in soups.


Color: Light golden tan to brown. Dark spots present.

Flavor: Typical of couscous.

Size: Approximately ¼ inch in diameter.


Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Durum Wheat Semolina.

Allergen Statement

Contains Wheat, Gluten.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min. 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Polybag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/3 cup (55g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat .5g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g 
Cholesterol 0g0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 41g14%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.