The calorie content in couscous varies depending upon whether it is cooked or in dry form. It also varies based on the method of preparation of couscous as well as its serving size. One cup of cooked couscous which weighs around 157 grams contains around 176 calories out of which 2 calories come from fat. The total fat content in a cup of cooked couscous is 0.3 grams out of which 0.1 gram is polyunsaturated fat. The total sodium content in an equal quantity of cooked couscous is 8 mg, carbohydrate content is 36.5 grams, dietary fiber is 2.2 grams, sugar content is 0.2 gram and protein content is 6 grams. Couscous also contains traces of iron and calcium.
One cup of dry couscous yields which weighs around 528 grams contains approximately 591 calories out of which 8 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal quantity of couscous is 0.8 grams out of which 0.2 gram is saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat content is 0.3 gram and monounsaturated fat content is 0.1 gram. The total sodium content in an equal quantity of couscous is 26 mg, total fat content is 122.6 gram, total dietary fiber content is 7.4 gram, sugar content is 0.5 gram and protein content is 20 grams.
Couscous cooked with vegetables is a very delicious snack. Adding vegetables to couscous enhances its taste and also increases the calorie count. One serving of vegetable couscous containing one fourth cup of dry couscous yields cooked in one fourth tablespoon of olive oil with chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic and green peppers contains around 219 calories. The total fat content in an equal serving of cooked vegetable couscous is 4 grams. The number of calories in vegetable couscous may vary to a great extent depending upon the kind of vegetables, spices and sausages added to it.