Made from high quality durum wheat semolina and water, this pasta is shaped through bronze dies, slow-dried and lightly toasted. This traditional process gives fregula its light brown colour and tasty flavour.
Known as Arabic couscous, fregula was introduced to Sardinia by explorers from North Africa and became part of the local cuisine.
SIZE: 500 g Net Wt
Durum wheat semolina (Triticum durum L.), water
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Source of Protein, Low Fat, Low Sugars, Salt-Free
|Nutritional Information||100 g||1 portion / 75 g|
|Energy||375 kcal / 1,514 kJ||225 kcal / 908 kJ|
of which saturates
|1.2 g |
|0.7 g |
of which sugars *
|72.0 g |
|43.2 g |
|Fibre||3.1 g||1.9 g|
|Protein||13.0 g||7.8 g|
|Salt||0.00 g||0.00 g|
|Sodium||0.00 g||0.00 g|
*Contains naturally occurring sugars
Pour the fregula into salted boiling water (1L water for 100g of pasta). Stir several times and let it boil. Once cooked, drain and season to taste.
- Fregula is a versatile pasta shape that absorbs well flavours. It is ideal with seafood and shell fish based sauces.
- Fregula can be cooked like in boiling water like a classic pasta shape and then tossed with a sauce or it can be cooked like a risotto rice in the broth of the recipe.
- When cooked in boiling water drain thoroughly, tip into a bowl then sprinkle a few drops of olive oil over it and toss to coat evenly. This will stop the beads sticking together as they cool.
- If using fregula in a salad, drain and spread on a baking sheet to cool.
Try fregula on its own, served simply with olive oil, sea salt and a dusting of cheese. Delicious in soups, or combined with vegetables and fresh herbs, as a side dish with grilled meat, fish and shellfish.
About 8 portions (4 full tablespoon / 60g per serving)
Store in a cool dark place. Once opened, store in a tightly sealed container.
|Bag||Polypropylene (5 PP)||Recyclable | Plastic|
|Pack||Paper (22 PAP)||Recyclable | Paper|
|Case||Cardboard (20 PAP)||Recyclable | Paper|
We are committed to minimising the amount of packaging used for our products, and are constantly exploring sustainable options, with zero plastic our ultimate goal. We measure the impact of our packaging using the three criteria below:
|Packaging to Product Weight Ratio||5.8%|
Our fregula is packed in transparent plastic bags with paper label. We are planning to introduce paper packaging or similar in the near future and phase out the current plastic packaging.