Pearl couscous (sometimes called Israeli couscous) 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 adding a touch of pasteurized squid ink, Agrozimi has created a subtly-flavored and distinctively-colored accompaniment to your favorite seafood dishes and a striking base for pasta salads. 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 these delightfully delicious black beads. You can find an authentic Greek recipe on the inside of the label or simply use this pasta to jazz up any plain fish dinner. Our favorite, though, is to mix a few quickly-cooked beads with strained Greek yogurt for a black-and-white delight…the perfect light, yet 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”. (Keep in mind that since this is an all-natural product with no artificial dyes, some fading may occur during cooking.)
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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: durum wheat flour, pasteurized squid ink 1%.
Contains: wheat. Produced in a facility that handles milk and eggs.
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Servings: about 9
Total Fat 2g (2%)
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 5mg (0%)
Total Carbohydrate 42g (15%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (1%)
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars (0%)
Vitamin D 0.4mcg (2%)
Calcium 10mg (0%)
Iron 1mg (10%)
Potassium 0mg (0%)
STORAGE: Preserve at room temperature, in a cool dark and dry place.