When you have school-aged children, cereal becomes an important staple in the kitchen. Because we don’t want to get stuck with just one (or three) cereals, we are always on the lookout for different ones, which is why we’re doing this B Cereal product review. B Cereal, for those of you who grew up on it, is Tom-Brown.
Tom-Brown is something I ate as a child. My mum would roast corn, groundnut and soya beans and then grind them all together to make a delicious breakfast cereal. It’s something I’ve always wanted my children to experience, but honestly, who has the time to do all that roasting and grinding right? Not when we have so much blogging to do and all that. 🙂
More About B-Cereal
The ingredients are:
- Soya beans
Like I’ve already said, basically Tom-Brown, but this is the packaged variety. Let’s examine the ingredients:
Soyabeans is said to have a lot of nutritional value for children (and for adults as well), although the raw soyabeans has it’s drawbacks. First of all it has a high protein content but it is also an important source of carbohydrates, fats and other important minerals and vitamins.
Soy is used for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is also used for type 2 diabetes, asthma, lung cancer, endometrial cancer, prostate cancer, and thyroid cancer, as well as preventing weak bones (osteoporosis), and slowing the progression of kidney disease. (Source: seedguide.info)
Consuming soyabeans in large amounts and for long periods may have side effects.
There is a reason why we eat so much groundnuts (and it’s not because of the pimples). They are actually very rich in nutrients. Groundnuts contain Protein, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Folate, Carbohydrates, Dietary fibre, among others. They are good for the heart, have anti-oxidants and are really good for children.
However, you need to watch to ensure that your child does not have an allergic reaction to groundnut because if you feed them to a child that is allergic to them, the reaction could be life threatening. On the other hand, a Harvard publication suggests that children who eat groundnut at an early age may prevent allergies. No wonder we hardly suffer those in Africa.
As for corn or maize, most baby cereal contain those and they are known for their strong nutritional value. Corn is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as acting as a natural laxative, it is also good for eyesight.
With B Cereal you are getting 3 solid nutritional foods in one healthy package.
But does B Cereal taste good?
Well, I think it does. It has a distinctive taste and is really yummy. More importantly, my children thought so as well. The first time I served them, they cleaned their plates and asked for second helpings. Even my daughter who is a picky eater loved it.
How to Prepare
There are preparation instruction on the pack.
1. You put water to boil
2. Mix some B Cereal with cold water (like you would do for Semovita)
3. Add the cold water mix to boiling water and stir until it begins to boil
4. Close the lid and let it boil for a few minutes.
5. Serve with sugar and milk (the sugar is optional).
My Conclusion on this B Cereal Product Review
What I did not like: The packaging is not pretty at all. But I guess that’s how they are able to sell at such an affordable rate.
What I loved: Everything! The taste, how healthy it is…everything!
I will definitely recommend B Cereal.
1kg bag – N350
5kg bag – N1700
10kg bag – N3400
Contact: 08038663711; 07014022981
Delivers to any part of Nigeria
This B Cereal Product Review was first published on NaijaHousewives.com. If you would like us to review your product, email us at [email protected] or call 08122692016