On the Move Organics, Organic Multi-Coloured Couscous - 500g
Couscous is more than just “the food so nice they named it twice”, it also has a wide variety of health benefits, including the ability to prevent certain cancers, increase heart health, prevent bacterial and viral infections, promote normal metabolism throughout the body’s systems, controls fluid levels in the body, improve digestion, help weight loss efforts, heal wounds, build muscles, and boosting the immune system.
Couscous is a traditional food from Northern African cultures, and consists of small balls of durum wheat or semolina flour. It is often mistaken for a grain, but it is actually the same dough that is made into many pastas. To prepare couscous, you simply need to add hot water to these small balls and let them fluff up into a more substantive meal. It first appeared in historical records in the 13th century in North African countries, and was later reported to be a growing food staple in Middle Eastern countries and Turkey.
Couscous is mainly available in natural form only in the Mediterranean region and north African countries. The United States, Britain, and other nations of the world typically get couscous in pre-steamed or prepared varieties, so a small amount of hot water is required to fluff up the pre-cooked and dried couscous balls. It is commonly used in cuisines in the same way that rice or pasta is used, beneath meat, vegetables, and sauce. It can also be added to salads for daring culinary artisans, but traditionally, it is associated with stew-like dishes.
Most of the health benefits associated with couscous are due to its impressive mineral and vitamin content, including selenium, Thiamin, Niacin, Folic acid, and manganese.
Serving Size 1/4 cup (43 g)
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0.5g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% · Iron 4%