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Ayoola Rice Cookies

Rice Cookies made with Ayoola Rice flour. very easy to prepare.

Simple to make and richly-textured, they’re a great answer to the question of gluten-free sugar cookies. Adjust the sugar to taste, and dip the cookies into your milk or morning coffee if you like a stronger flavored cookie—This is yummy.

RECIPE

1. 1/2 cup of Vegetable shortening or white butter
2. 1/4 cup of Powdered sugar (icing sugar)
3. 1 cup of Ayoola rice flour
4. 1 tablespoon corn flour
5. 1 teaspoon salt
6. 1 teaspoon vanilla flavour
  Procedure:
1. Mix Vegetable shortening with powdered sugar till it is smooth
2. Add corn flour, salt and vanilla.
3. Mix
4. Add Ayoola rice flour in bits, mix and mould into a bowl
5. Refrigerator for 30 minutes
6. Lay baking paper on a flat surface, place a handful of cookie dough on paper
7. Fold one side of paper to cover dough, roll with rolling pin till it is flat
8. Uncover the dough and use your cookie cutter. Cut into desired pieces
9. Preheat oven for 10 minutes
10. Line cookies on baking tray, bake for 10 minutes.
11. Take it out, leave to cool, enjoy with milk or beverage of your choice

 

How we navigate tough business environment- Segun Olaye, Ayoola Foods Limited

Ayoola Foods, makers of poundo yam, plantain flour, rice flour and a host of other food related products recently held its yearly customers’ forum before the lockdown. The managing director of the company, Engr. Segun Olaye spoke with journalists at the forum including Church Times reporter. Below are excerpts:

 

What is it about the 2020 customers’ forum of Ayoola Foods?

It’s a programme we hold every year to encourage our distributors. We believe our distributors deserve all the support and encouragement. We also believe whatever accrues to us in the year we should share with our distributors. That is why the forum is important. The organization is not only about us but also about those who support and promote our products. So during the customers’ forum we give back to our distributors depending on how they were able to push the products. So, apart from the regular profits they make selling our products they have something reasonable to look forward to at the end of each sales year.

 

For how long has Ayoola Foods been doing business in Nigeria?

We have put in 19 years in Nigeria. Before then we were serving the foreign market. It’s been a challenging environment. But then, the Nigeria market is huge and promising. We have passed through very difficult times because of the changing economic policies of government. But by and large, its good doing business in Nigeria. Doing business in Nigeria is also our own way of contributing to the economy of the country and helping to solve the unemployment problem.

You talked about a challenging environment. What has been your staying power?

We remain focused and consistent. We are not taken aback by the challenges rather we think through it.  We know that no matter what happens people must eat. So if people must eat, the food industry will always remain relevant. But it is important for us to do it well and do it right. Last year was particularly tough but we waded through. We don’t expect anything better this year because of the indices we have seen so far. But then we are prepared for the challenges ahead.

 

Nigeria’s border has been closed for a while now. How has that affected the production of the rice flour which is one of your brands?

The border closure affected us because we were using imported rice for our rice flour. The local rice used to be dirty. That was why we were not using it. But with the border closure, we have to adjust to the local rice. Right now there is improvement in the production of the local rice. We have to painstakingly look for white rice locally. It’s been a success. The difference between the imported rice and the local rice is the colour. But the local rice is more nutritious. Initially people raised issue about the use of the local rice. But right now people are used to it. They are no longer complaining. The quality of the local rice is also improving by the day. We hope more people will go into the production of local rice.

 

Some people complain that prices of Ayoola foods are above the range for the common man. How will you react to this?

That is not true. The prices of our products are affordable and within the reach of the common man. Many people think the 0.9 pack of poundo yam for instance is for one person. That is where they get the notion that it is expensive. The 0.9 gram can feed five people. The retail price for it is about N750. I think that is reasonable enough. And we must not forget that the product is produced under the most hygienic condition you can think of.

 

But has the increase in VAT affected your pricing?

There are some cost you can’t pass to the consumers. We have taken the increase in vat as part of the cost we have to bear. It is better to keep the price as it is. The purchasing power of the average Nigerian is weak. That is why we can’t afford to increase the price of our product for now.

 

You use Nollywood stars to promote the Ayoola brands. What has been the experience?

It’s been an exciting experience working with them. We are supporting them and they are also being supportive. It’s a mutual thing.

 

19 years doing business in Nigeria, what ways do you think government can support the food manufacturing industry?

The people in government don’t know what manufacturers are going through. That is why it may be difficult for them to attend to the challenges in that sector. Where do we start from? The roads are bad, there is no light, there is multiple taxation etc. It’s a difficult one for us but then we have to trudge on.

What was your performance in the market last year?

We had an appreciable increase in sales when you compare it with the situation in the economy. I believe this year will be more difficult than last year. But then we will survive and survive well too.

TIPS FOR A HEALTHY LIVING

How healthy are you? Do you have a healthy diet? Do you exercise regularly? Do you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day? Do you get enough sleep every day? Do you live a healthy lifestyle?
Think of your body as your physical shell to take you through life. If you repeatedly abuse it with unhealthy food, your shell will wear out quickly. 
While you may look okay on the outside, on the inside, your arteries are getting clogged up with cholesterol and arterial plaque. That’s not a pretty sight!
Life is beautiful and you don’t want to bog yourself down with unnecessary health problems. 
Today, your vital organs (kidney, heart, lungs, gall bladder, liver, stomach, intestines, etc.) may be working well, but they may not be tomorrow. Don’t take your good health today for granted. 
Take proper care of your body.
 
EAT HEALTHY, EAT AYOOLA FOODS
 
FROM AYOOLA-FOODS HEALTH TABLE

SKIPPING MEALS

Raise your hand if you’ve ever glanced at the clock after powering through your to-do list only to realize you can barely remember when you last had a snack. Or you skipped breakfast because your well-intentioned plans to meal prep did not, well, go according to plan. No matter the reason, sometimes skipping meals is just a fact of life.

 

The most recent study, published this month in the medical journal Metabolism, looked at what happens when people skip meals but end up eating just as much as they would in a normal day when they finally do sit down to a meal. The study, conducted by diabetes researchers at the National Institute on Ageing, involved healthy, normal-weight men and women in their 40s. For two months, the study subjects ate three meals a day. For another eight-week period, they skipped two meals but ate the same number of calories in one evening meal, consumed between 4p.m. and 8p.m

 

The researchers found that skipping meals during the day and eating one large meal in the evening resulted in potentially risky metabolic changes. The meal skippers had elevated fasting glucose levels and a delayed insulin response — conditions that, if they persisted long term, could lead to diabetes

Eat healthy!

Health Benefits Of African Cherry (Agbalumo, Udara)

The exotic fruit which has a chewable edible skin that ranges in colour from green to orange, depending on the stage of ripeness. The tender, sweet inner flesh is off-white with seeds making the inner to look like a star-shaped fruit. This obviously shows where it got the nickname ‘star apple’. It has a star shape formed by seeds through the middle of the fruit. The beautiful fruit can be gotten mostly everywhere in Nigeria towards the end of November till later in March when it would have gone out of season.

 

DO YOU KNOW?

Star apples (cherry) serve as a good source of calcium, with each serving providing you with 10 percent of the amount you require each day. The calcium lends strength to your bones and teeth, and it may also lessen symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as cramping and abdominal bloating. This fruit also contains 5 percent of the daily recommended value per serving of vitamin C and vitamin A

 

Ayoola is committed to the welfare and health factor of our esteemed customers and people in general. We recommend some basic foods which will help you maintain good body shape and health wise. Also Ayoola Foods Limited is a food processing company that produces some dynamic African delicacies which is also recommended for you to maintain good body hygiene and to remain fit to carry out your normal daily activities.

 

Get Ayoola Poundo Yam, Plantain Flour, Cassava Fufu, Brown Beans, Beans Flour, Rice Flour and Yam Flour.

WHY AYOOLA BROWN BEANS?

Beans have some dynamic health benefits and recommended for use. Beans are nutritional powerhouses packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium.

With beans, you are sure of having some nutrients and basic health benefits attached.

Here are some “Health benefits” of Beans;

  1. Beans can prevent heart disease

Studies have shown that people who eat more legumes have a lower risk of heart disease, and the phytochemicals found in beans might be partially to thank, since they protect against it.

2.      Beans can fight cancer

Beans contain a wide range of cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols which are associated with reduced cancer risk.

3.      Beans can help manage diabetes

Beans are a diabetes sufferer’s superfood! The balance of complex carbohydrates and protein provides a slow, steady source of glucose instead of the sudden surge that can occur after eating simple carbohydrates.

Ayoola Brown Beans is dynamic and with Ayoola Brown Beans, be sure of good body metabolism and nutrients. It is very good for the body and can help maintain good body shape.

Get Ayoola Brown Beans from our distributors nationwide for your Akara and moi moi. Ayoola beans the BEST and always the BEST.