The Dish Of The Week: Couscous!

Couscous is made from semolina, obtained by coarsely grinding the heart of robust wheat. Originating from the wheat’s inner seed, and containing all the rich goodness and protein of the wheat germ, semolina is wheat’s finest product.  Couscous is traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it.   It symbolizes luck, blessings and abundance according to North African tradition, and is normally prepared to celebrate a house warming or holiday.

It has a glycemic load per gram 25% below that of pasta. It has a superior vitamin profile to pasta, containing twice as much riboflavin, niacin,vitamin B6, and folate, and containing four times as much thiamine and pantothenic acid.  It tastes great and is a great alternative to rice!  Stop by our deli counter and check out our featured couscous dishes available and made fresh all week!