Health Benefits:

There is no specified health benefits.


Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 176; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 8mg; Carbs: 36g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 6g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 3%DV

Did You Know?

  • Traditionally, couscous was made by rolling moistened semolina in a bowl of flour. Since it isn’t made with a conventional dough, it’s not a true pasta-and the flour coating takes it past the point of being simply a grain
  • Handmade couscous was a staple of the Berber culture of North Africa, ideal for nomads because it required little in the way of implements
  • Couscous is traditionally combined with meat and vegetables, but has become popular in salads in the west

Ways to Eat:

  • Steemed
  • In salads

Farming Trivia:

  • Couscous is known as ta'aam which means "food" in its native region of North Africa
  • The couscous you buy in a supermarket has likely been steamed and dried to make it easier to cook

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.