Couscous Nutrition Label

Couscous Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100.00g
% Daily Value*
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Energy 324kcal (1,357 kj)
68%
Carbohydrates 63.60g
25%
Sugars 0.40g
Starch 63.20g
Sucrose 0.10g
Maltose 0.00g
Fructose 0.20g
Galactose -
Glucose 0.10g
Protein 11.50g
9%
Fat 1.10g
2%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.49g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated cis 0.10g
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.15g
Cholesterol (gc) 0.00mg
Sterols 44.50mg
Iron 1.20mg
7%
Vitamin d 0.00ug
0%
Calcium 13.00mg
1%
Chromium 1.00ug
4%
Sodium 3.00mg
0%
Iodine 5.00ug
3%
Copper 0.20mg
0%
Salt 7.64mg
0%
Selenium -
0%
Vitamin e 0.15mg
1%
Zinc 0.80mg
10%
Vitamin c 0.00mg
0%
Vitamin b12 0.00ug
0%
Vitamin a (rae) 0.36ug
0%
Vitamin b1 0.08mg
7%
Vitamin b2 0.05mg
5%
Vitamin b6 0.11mg
8%
Manganese 0.50mg
28%
Magnesium 21.00mg
7%
Potassium 150.00mg
7%
Fluoride 0.03mg
1%
Phosphorus 95.00mg
14%
Vitamin k 1.00ug
1%
Fibre, total 5.00g
1%
Fibre, dietary 3.50g
14%
Niacin equivalents 3.72mg
27%
Molybdenum 0.01mg
0%
Folate 42.00ug
11%
Alcohol 0.00g
0%
Polyols 0.00g
0%
Water 14.00g
0%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.

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Common Questions about Couscous

What is COUSCOUS?

Couscous is a staple food in North African cuisine made from crushed and steamed durum wheat semolina. It is light and fluffy with a slightly chewy texture, and is often used as a base for stews, meats, and vegetables.

What are the health benefits of couscous?

Couscous is a good source of complex carbohydrates and fiber, which can help promote satiety and support digestive health. It also contains important minerals such as selenium, which acts as an antioxidant, and potassium, essential for heart health and blood pressure regulation.

What are the health risks associated with couscous?

Couscous is generally considered to be a healthy food. However, it is a type of refined carbohydrate, which can cause spikes in blood sugar levels. Individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance should monitor their portion sizes and pair couscous with protein and fiber-rich foods to minimize its impact on blood sugar levels. Additionally, individuals with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease should opt for gluten-free couscous alternatives to avoid digestive issues.

How much couscous should I eat per day?

The recommended serving size of cooked couscous is about 1/2 to 1 cup per meal. It's important to be mindful of portion sizes as couscous is a carbohydrate-dense food. Following recommended serving sizes can help maintain a balanced diet.

COUSCOUS Allergies

Couscous is made from semolina, which is a type of wheat, so it contains gluten. Therefore, individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease should avoid couscous. Additionally, couscous dishes may also contain other allergens such as nuts, soy, or dairy, so it's important for those with food allergies to carefully read the ingredient list or check with the cook or manufacturer.

Couscous Calorie Breakdown

The ratio of macro elements (protein, fat, carbs) in Couscous

Fat 3%
Carbohydrates 82%
Protein 15%

Protein Amino Acids Profile

The ratio of amino acids in Couscous. See full profile

Tryptophan 1%
Methionine 2%
Lysine 2%
Histidine 2%
Tyrosine 3%
Threonine 3%
Cystine 3%
Alanine 3%
Glycine 3%
Arginine 4%
Isoleucine 4%
Aspartic acid 4%
Valine 4%
Serine 5%
Phenylalanine 5%
Leucine 7%
Proline 11%
Glutamic acid 36%

Component Breakdown for Couscous

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Data for Amino Acids is mapped from an external database. Use with caution only for informational purposes. Source: USDA

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