How do you make your spread of nasi lemak tastier, your curry fish head creamier and your smoothie healthier for your loved ones? Coconut milk is the key.
Coconut milk has been a part of Malaysian cuisine, be it Malay, Chinese, Indian, and even Peranakan cuisines for centuries and gaining wider acceptance in the West.
Famed for its wide range of high quality, no preservatives and no added MSG, healthy and convenient canned food, the brand is a household name in Malaysia and in much of the South East Asian region. Ayam Brand has been providing the great taste and health benefits of coconut milk, in convenient packs for decades.
Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk is hygienically squeezed from selected ripe coconuts, then sealed in convenient tetra packs using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology. It is as good as squeezing by hand but without the hassle of cleaning up after.
The saturated fat that can be found in coconut milk is beneficial because when consumed in moderation with a healthy diet, it has positive benefits to consumers.
The saturated fat found in coconut milk is mainly made up of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acid (MCT) which makes it easier for our body to metabolize, compared to long chain fatty acid.
Our body will break down the coconut milk fat into monolaurin, which is a compound that has antiviral and antibacterial properties, making coconut milk a reliable resource for the body’s immune system.
According to research by Professor Takuji Shirasawa, an anti-aging practitioner and professor of Aging Control Medicine, coconut fat provides the body with nutrients and energy while promoting the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and minerals (calcium, magnesium and iron).
Coconut milk is lactose-free and can easily substitute dairy products for lactose intolerants; it is a popular choice among vegans.
Cooking or making a healthier meal with Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk is convenient and tasty. For a modern twist on the classic coconut milk, try Dried Fruit Quinoa Porridge. It is gluten free, meaning it is more easily digested, low in allergens, and high in quality proteins with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, Coconut and Chia Yoghurt Fruit Parfait is a healthier option. The combination of coconut milk and chia seeds is rich in nutrients making it a great choice for a before or after sports activities treat. It is also a healthy and easy to prepare breakfast option.
To enhance your stamina, try Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk with Chia Seed Porridge. It is packed with trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids that have antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Athletes call this recipe ‘Liquid Gold’.
For a quickie, fill your tumbler with Chocolate Banana Coconut Smoothie and sip while doing your power walk. This will brighten your day as cocoa contains phenethylamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is known to elevate mood and is a natural antidepressant.
Paleo Kale Smoothie is all about ‘prevention is better than cure’ as this simple recipe contains high level of vitamins K, A and C from the Kale. Vitamin K is vital for the heart’s health, blood clotting, bone health, cancer prevention and diabetes prevention, while vitamin A support skin health and vision, while vitamin C boosts immunity, keeps the joints healthy, maintains body hydration and increases metabolism.
All of these recipes can be found in the book Food For The Brain, by Prof. Shirasawa.
Ayam BrandTM Coconut Milk retails for RM 10.28 for 1000ml (equivalent to five coconuts), which is suitable for food services, large families or festive cooking, and RM2.65 per 200ml pack (equivalent to one coconut). Trim coconut milk 200ml retails at RM2.54, and is ideal for weight watchers and also to make light curries or thinner gravies. The complete range of Ayam Brand™ healthy and convenient products are available at retail outlets nationwide. Please visit us at http://www.ayambrand.com.my/recipes-video for more ways to enjoy coconut milk!