Organic wholemeal couscous makes delicious herby side dishes.
Organic couscous is made using whole durum wheat semolina. Wholemeal couscous contains the hull so is higher in a range of nutrients than regular couscous but it still cooks into a light fluffy consistency.
Couscous makes great tabbouleh and is perfect for hearty salads and side dishes. Organic couscous is a natural whole food option for couscous lovers, it is harder to find than the milled variety but it can be used in recipes in the same way.
To make couscous the wheat is moistened and then sprayed into a special oven which helps form the little particles of couscous. The particles are partially cooked under steam, dried and then gently cracked into smaller pieces.
Couscous is similar to pasta in some ways but it is lightly crushed instead of ground so it is less refined. It is particularly popular in Middle Eastern and North African cuisines but can now be found almost anywhere – although wholemeal couscous is less common.
Allergy information: Contains gluten. Packed on premises that handle tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.