Couscous nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Couscous Glycemic index (GI)
Based on The International Tables of Glycemic Index, the glycemic index of couscous is equal to 65.
Couscous from the USA, boiled for 5 minutes, has a GI equal to 69, whereas couscous from Tunisia, boiled for 5 minutes, has a lower GI of 61 .
The GI of Moroccan couscous with semolina, chickpeas, vegetables falls in the range of 58±9.
Couscous soup with vegetables has the Glycemic Index in the range of 57±4 .
Couscous is a good source of fiber. The sugar amount of this dish is meager. It contains 0.1 g per 100 g; nevertheless, it is high in carbs; 23 g per 100 g. People with blood sugar issues or diabetes should be cautious when consuming couscous .
By following the link, you can find our glycemic index chart with sources.
Important nutritional characteristics for Couscous
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
Fiber content ratio for Couscous
All nutrients for Couscous per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||30%||21.82g||2.5 times less than Chocolate|
|Protein||9%||67%||3.79g||1.3 times more than Broccoli|
|Fats||0%||90%||0.16g||208.2 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||8%||31%||23.22g||1.2 times less than Rice|
|Calories||6%||70%||112kcal||2.4 times more than Orange|
|Sugar||N/A||75%||0.1g||89.7 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||6%||44%||1.4g||1.7 times less than Orange|
|Calcium||1%||82%||8mg||15.6 times less than Milk|
|Iron||5%||81%||0.38mg||6.8 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||2%||87%||8mg||17.5 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||3%||87%||22mg||8.3 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||2%||91%||58mg||2.5 times less than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||90%||5mg||98 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||2%||81%||0.26mg||24.3 times less than Beef|
|Copper||5%||84%||0.04mg||3.5 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin E||1%||82%||0.13mg||11.2 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin B1||5%||65%||0.06mg||4.2 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||2%||88%||0.03mg||4.8 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||6%||69%||0.98mg||9.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||7%||67%||0.37mg||3 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||4%||78%||0.05mg||2.3 times less than Oat|
|Folate||4%||53%||15µg||4.1 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||0%||88%||0.1µg||1016 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||86%||0.05mg||6.2 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||90%||0.1mg||7.2 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||88%||0.15mg||6.2 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||88%||0.26mg||9.4 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||93%||0.07mg||6.2 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||88%||0.06mg||1.6 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||86%||0.18mg||3.6 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0%||89%||0.16mg||12.5 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||88%||0.08mg||9.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||0%||89%||0.03g||203.3 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||N/A||89%||0.02g||445.4 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||N/A||88%||0.06g||737.1 times less than Walnut|
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Couscous nutrition infographic
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.