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They look alike, they sound alike, are often mistaken for each other, but quinoa and couscous are very different indeed. Couscous is a small, granular pasta made of semolina flour, while quinoa is actually a small seed that is cooked and eaten in a similar manner to most grains. If you're still confused, read more and get the facts about each in What is Couscous? and What is Quinoa?