In Britain, semolina is mainly used in desserts, and I well remember how much some children hated semolina pudding at school. I rather liked it! In the States it is popular as a hot breakfast cereal, and in Italy it is used in savoury and sweet recipes. Couscous is popular in North America. This is made by combining fine semolina with water and flour.

Semolina is a good source of starch and contains protein. It is also a useful source of manganese and phosphorus. It is easily assimilated and popular for those recovering from illness and operations. Semolina is a winning addition to a vegetarian die,t as it forms complete protein when combined with pulses, milk or vegetables.