Melissa Couscous also known as Puntine. The couscous is coarse-grained semolina which is soaked in water, rolled in flour and left to dry in the sun (in its traditional preparation). It is then sifted and stored. Couscous, which is high in fibre as a cereal, in turn helps regulate blood sugar and lipid levels. It is also rich in carbohydrates and vitamins.