Whole grains contain all three parts of the grain – the germ, endosperm and bran. These ensure you get the most from each tiny grain!
- Bran. The bran is the coarse outer layer of the kernel, which contains loads of fibre.
- Endosperm. The endosperm is the largest section and the middle layer of the kernel. It is the main energy source of the plant.
- Germ. The germ is the embryo of the plant in its early stages. It is the heart of the grain and the smallest part of the kernel.
Refined grains have some important parts missing as they do not contain all parts of the grain. During the milling/grinding process, the bran and germ are removed, leaving only the endosperm. Whole grains however, have not had their bran and germ removed by the milling/grinding process, which makes them a rich source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Gluten is a mixture of proteins that occur naturally in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and crossbreeds of these grains.
According to the various scientific studies gluten-free foods benefit those consumers who suffer from celiac disease, an inherited chronic inflammatory auto-immune disorder that affects people and special needs children. For people who have celiac disease, consumption of gluten results in the destruction of the lining of the small intestine and the risk of other serious health conditions.
Because all of Tom Brown PLUS ingredients are a sources of fiber, increasing such natural ingredients into a gluten-free diet is introducing fiber into what is oftentimes a low-fiber diet. A common effect may result in mild and transient gastrointestinal symptoms. A general recommendation is to successively increase the amount of high fiber food in the diet and drink lots of water, to avoid or reduce intestinal symptoms.
Our Tom Brown PLUS porridge typically ranges between xxxx-xxxx calories, per portion, without milk. See individual products for specific calorie information.
All of Tom Brown PLUS ingredients are sourced naturally, naturally low in fat, high in fibre and can help to lower cholesterol. Each serving of Tom Brown PLUS porridge (25g) comprises of a varied and balanced diet needed for weaning babies, pregnant women, lactating mums, adults, convalescents the elderly and malnourished cases. It supports a healthy lifestyle that helps lower cholesterol and great for diabetics.
Yes, due to all its 5 ingredients.
Organic certified ingredients means we have very little choice in the range and quality of foods we buy from local farmer and they are also expensive. We aim to produce the best healthy food products using quality natural ingredients farmed sustainably by responsible local farmers with no preservative that are affordable and taste just as good as organic ingredients which ultimately is key for us in order to ensure that healthy food is accessible to all.
We have only used non-organic ingredients when we are satisfied that our demand for ethics, sustainability and taste are met. We take our vision to produce healthy and affordable food seriously whether with organic or non-organic ingredients.
Tom Brown PLUS is naturally low in fat and high in fibre which as a results decreases food cravings whilst offering required energy required – as a result it helps with weight management in adults – Keeps you full through the day. It should be consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle.
It helps prevent malnutrition and reverse the effect of malnutrition as it is an all-in-one meal containing all the required nutrients and component for a balance diet especially for children, convalescent and the elderly who are more at risk in Africa.
Tom Brown PLUS is 100% wholegrain and is a good source of fibre.
The majority of our ingredients are from Jos and other ingredients from neighbouring Northern states in Nigeria.
Yes they are. They contain no animal products or by products.
Yes, all its 5 ingredients are high in fiber, vitamins and mineral contents. It is especially suitable for diabeties as it contains Acha (Fonio)
No as it contains groundnut.
No. All our ingredients are natural, some organic and directly sourced from small/medium sized local farmers in the Northern part of Nigeria. Thus, you are guaranteed a product that has no added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavouring or additives.
Tom Brown PLUS is great with all kinds of milk (even expressed breast milk for weaning babies), dairy (pasteurized), or non-dairy. Feel free to use your favourite!
You can also prepare Tom Brown PLUS with water
One of the best things about Overnight Oats is that it’s completely up to you how to enjoy them, so you can add or eliminate any topping you’d like!
Try adjusting the liquid until the porridge reach your desired consistency. If the porridge is too soupy, try decreasing the amount of milk/water used on the next cup or adding yogurt. If the product is too dry/clumpy, try adding more milk/water.
We recommend storing our grain-based products in a clean, cool and dry location.
The “BEST BEFORE” code that appears on our packages indicates when the product should be used by for optimal freshness. Items beyond their recommended shelf life are safe to consume but may experience slight changes in flavor, color or nutritional value. Best Before is a quality guideline, not a safety guideline. So food may not be at its best after the BB date (hence the name) but it isn’t a safety issue.