Fun facts of the week: couscous
- Couscous is a Berber transitional North African dish of semolina
- Couscous is made from semolina
- There 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
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