Maftoul consists of spherical granules, which are made by rolling and shaping moistened ground barley, wheat and then coating them with finely ground wheat flour. Women cooperatives produce traditional Maftoul in central and southern Palestine. All ingredients used are natural. Maftoul is also known as Couscous in the western Arabic countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The difference between Maftoul and couscous is that Maftoul finished grains are about 1 mm in diameter before cooking and the couscous is double that at least.