Recipes

Aygeas Foods produces a number of High Quality products that can be classifed into two groups - Ingredients & Ready Meals.

In addition we have published a number of exciting recipies to demonstrate how our organic ingredients can be used to quickly fashion the most flavoursome authentic Afro Caribbean cuisine.

Handy tips and tricks are included from Mrs. Cantle herself, to introduce a new, healthy and exotic diet. Make your choice to start experimenting today...

OATMEAL Health & Nutritional Information

Oats/Oatmeal is one of the most natural, healthiest foods around. Health experts have shown Oats/Oatmeal to have many benefits including:

Porridge Oats and Oatmeal are 100% natural with no added sugar, salt or additives. They are naturally low in calories and cholesterol too – an average bowl of porridge made with water is only 171 calories.  The same could be said for an average Oatmeal eaten as fufu alternative.
Oatmeal and porridge oats are two of the few whole-grain foods that come out of the package as 100 percent whole grain. ‘Wholegrain’ refers to the entire edible part of the grain, which includes the germ, endosperm and nutrient-rich bran.
Oatmeal is lower in carbohydrates but rich in fibre and other nutrients.
Prolonged energy release – Oats/Oatmeal have a high content of complex carbohydrates and soluble fibre, so they release their energy slowly. A bowl of porridge for breakfast or an average meal with Oatmeal Fufu alternative should provide you with all the energy your body needs until lunch time and beyond.
Oats/Oatmeal is low in cholesterol and can help to lower cholesterol where this is already high, and can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, when taken as part of a low fat diet.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver and other cells in the body, which is used to breakdown and digest fat.
Cholesterol also comes from dairy products, beef, poultry and seafood. When the body has more cholesterol than it needs, cholesterol levels in the blood can rise, and over time, may damage or clog the arteries.
Oats/Oatmeal act like tiny sponges, actually soaking up cholesterol and carrying it out of the bloodstream.
Oats/Oatmeal contains one of the highest levels of soluble fibre found in any cereal or indeed any food, which is essential for healthy digestion.
Scientists have also shown that soluble fibre can help to maintain a healthy heart, when eaten as part of a low fat diet.
Oats/Oatmeal contains folic acid which is essential for healthy foetal development.
Oats/Oatmeal can help to reduce the risk of diabetes.
Oats/Oatmeal contains around 65% starch, an incredibly important and easily digestible form of nourishment, particularly for small children. besides containing around 13% protein.
Oats/Oatmeal contain a large number of vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy growth which including calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, thiamine and vitamins B1 and E.    All that in Oats/Oatmeal!
And on a final note, the longest living British man on record, David Henderson from Montrose in Scotland, who died in 1998 at the age of 109, attributed his age and good health to hard work and a daily bowl of porridge!