It's a common misconception that canned food is unhealthy. Canning actually began in the early 1800s as a safe way to preserve perishable foods. Over the years, the canning process was perfected and today, we think of canned food items as convenient options for busy work nights or quick meals.
While you may already know about the health benefits of canned sardines, there are still many myths out there about canned baked beans.
Here, we answer your frequently asked questions about baked beans.
"Are baked beans healthy?"
Yes! Canned food is not just convenient but it can also be healthy and nutritional.
Ayam Brand Baked Beans are made of non-GMO Great Northen Beans, directly imported from the USA. Unlike the small navy beans used in other brands, these beans are premium and big in size. What's more, they pack a nutritional punch as they're high in fibre.
Fiber is essential for good digestive health, and consuming Ayam Brand Baked Beans can help meet your fiber needs. A 100g serving of Ayam Brand Baked Beans yields about 4g of fibre, which cna go towards the daily recommended intake of 25g for adults.
Moreover, beans are a great source of protein.
Beans such as the Great Northen Beans used in our baked beans are high in amino acids, an essential ingredient in building protein. Protein is important to our diet as it helps us build muscle, aids in muscle recovery after excercise, and keeps our body functioning well.
Instead of the usual protein sources such as meat and fish, Ayam Brand Baked Beans are a good alternative for those times when you need a quick meal that's high in protein.
"Can vegetarians have Ayam Brand Baked Beans?"
Yes! To meet the needs of our vegetarian customers, we formulated a vegetarian version of our baked beans.
For Ayam Brand Baked Beans Vegetarian, we used the same delicious recipe while omitting onion and garlic to make it purely vegetarian. We also ensure that all the ingredients used are of vegetarian origin.
Consuming enough protein is often a concern for vegetarians. As beans are high in protein, vegetarians can turn to them for their daily protein intake.
Still as tasty, still as delicious -- and suitable for vegetarians!
"Can I eat baked beans when I'm trying to follow a healthy diet?"
Yes, you can! For the health conscious consumer who still loves the affordability and convenience of canned foods, you'll be pleased to know that Ayam Brand Baked Beans comes in a "light" version.
In this way, you can enjoy the high fibre and protein content in tbe baked beans, while also reducing your consumption of salt and sugar. Go for Ayam Brand Baked Beans Light which is low in both sodium and sugar. Our tomato sauce in this version has 50% less sugar!
"Aren't baked beans full of preservatives?"
You may think that canned food is full of added preservatives, but that's not true when it comes to Ayam Brand Baked Beans.
Not only are Ayam Brand Baked Beans free from preservatives, there is no added MSG and no trans-fat!
At Ayam Brand, we're proud that a selection of our products such as Classic Baked Beans have been awarded the Healthier Choice Logo by the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB). This accreditation is testament to our commitment to offer healthy options to our customers.