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    Kitchen Dictionary: couscous

    Pronounced: KOOS-koos

    couscous

    Couscous is granular semolina (a coarse wheat often used to make pasta), which has been moistened with water, lightly covered in flour, and rolled into tiny beadlike pellets.

    Ethnicity: North African Ingredient

    Season: available year-round

    How to select: Available precooked in large supermarkets in bulk or boxes with other prepackaged side dishes.

    How to prepare: Steam or combine with boiling liquid and let stand until the liquid has been absorbed. Typically served with stews in the Middle East and North Africa, and in salads in the United States.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 cup
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 650
    Calories from Fat 9 (1%)
    Total Fat 1.1g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 17mg 0%
    Potassium 287mg 8%
    Total Carbohydrate 134.0g 44%
    Dietary Fiber 8.7g 34%
    Sugars 8.7g
    Protein 22.1g 44%

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