Pearl couscous (sometimes called Israeli couscous in the States) came to Greece from the Eastern Mediterranean. Women would patiently roll out the little balls of pasta to then prepare a filling meal. Agrozimi has kept this tradition, continuing to make the pasta by hand with the finest durum wheat semolina and fresh spring water from their village of Arávissos, with slow, natural drying. By using freshly pasteurized eggs and milk instead of powdered, they ensure a higher-quality, richer flavor. As an added plus, the 500gr. package is larger than typical pasta packages, weighing in at 17.6oz. or 1.1lbs. Importantly, there are no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors nor colorants.
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For the discerning pasta lover, Agrozimi offers products that recapture forgotten traditional ways and add experimental new flavors.
We just love this versatile pasta! You can find a deliciously authentic Greek recipe on the inside of the label or just add a couple of tablespoons to turn any salad or vegetable dish into a filling meal. The 500gr. package translates to 1.1lbs., 10% more than the standard pasta packs. While there is a suggested cooking time on the pack, try it for yourself and cook to taste, especially if you like your pasta “al dente”.
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We chose Agrozimi for their love of tradition, while still experimenting with flavors and techniques. We were especially impressed with their conscientiousness and commitment to quality, evidenced throughout their spotless production facility. Learn more about Agrozimi and what drives the two brothers behind it.
INGREDIENTS: semolina from durum wheat, pasteurized eggs, fresh pasteurized whole cow’s milk. Contains: wheat, eggs, milk.
Serving Size: 2 oz
Servings: about 9
Total Fat 2g (2%)
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg (15%)
Sodium 0mg (0%)
Total Carbohydrate 43g (16%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (1%)
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars (0%)
Vitamin D 0.3mcg (0%)
Calcium 20mg (0%)
Iron 0.8mg (4%)
Potassium 0mg (0%)
STORAGE: Preserve at room temperature, in a cool dark and dry place.