Fun facts of the week: couscous
- couscous is a berber transitional North African dish of semolina
- couscous is made from semolina
- There are are three main types of couscous: Moroccan, Israeli and Lebanese
- Moroccan couscous is tiny grains and cook very quickly
- Israeli couscous is about size of peppercorns and will take much longer to look
- Lebanese couscous is larger than Israeli couscous and is about the size of small peas
- Couscous symbolize luck, blessing and abundance according to North African tradition.
- world’s first manufacturing plant of the production of couscous was established in Algeria in 1907.
- One cup of couscous is about 200 calories, 12% of protein, 87% of starch and 1 % fats