List of Nigeria Food Stuffs – Everyone Loves Number 1


Are you traveling abroad or do you one way or the other find yourself in need of a list of Nigerian foodstuffs? You are in the right place. Recently, a lot of Nigerians within and outside the country have been in search of articles providing a list of Nigerian foodstuffs. Hardly do they come across an article that provides them with such a list.

List of Nigeria Food Stuffs

To help the situation, we took it up to ourselves to write this article. We will provide you with a list of basic foodstuffs. Why only basic foodstuffs? We can only provide a list of basic foodstuffs because Nigeria’s foodstuffs are so many that it will be impossible to list all of them.

  1. Rice

Rice is a very popular foodstuff in the country. It is a major foodstuff eaten by Nigerians across the country. Rice is a relatively expensive foodstuff, but it is a good source of carbohydrates. It digests fast which makes it ideal to be taken as breakfast. This foodstuff can be used to make a wide range of dishes. It can be used to make coconut rice, by cooking rice with coconut milk. It can also be used to make jollof rice, rice made with tomato and pepper. Some other dishes made with rice include fried rice, pate, tuwo masara, tuwo shinkafa and white rice.

  1. Beans

Beans is another major foodstuff in the country. The foodstuff is a good source of protein, but it is relatively expensive, just like rice. It also digests fast. This foodstuff can be used to make a wide range of foods namely: Akara, Ewa Agoyin, Gbegiri, Moin moin, Ekuru, Kiyaru Batonu and Okpa. Beans can also be eaten with rice, garri, bread, yam, maize, eko, eba, etc.

  1. Meats

A dish without meat is very likely to be incomplete. In Nigeria, meat is added to almost every dish. There are however many types of meats, it all depends on which one of them you want. Some meat types include red meat, white meat, Suya, Tire, Kilishi, Balangu, and Nkwobi.

  1. Cooking Oils

Cooking oil is among the essential foodstuffs needed by a Nigerian, be it palm oil, groundnut oil, etc. It will be needed when one finds oneself in need to fry some items. It is also essential when cooking soup, fried rice, etc.

  1. Yam

Yam is loved and well-eaten by a lot of people across the country. The food can be eaten alone, or be used to make a wide range of dishes. These dishes are namely: Iyan, Amala, Asaro, and Ikokore. Yam is a great source of carbohydrates; it is also ideal for people who require a lot of energy for their day-to-day activities. Yam can be eaten with a fried egg, soup, stew, cooking oil, etc.

  1. Maize

Just like rice, beans, and yam, maize can be eaten alone or used to make some other dishes. Maize can be used to make pap, a popular food among old people and sick people.

  1. Garri

Garri is also a popular Nigerian foodstuff made from cassava and can be stored for a very long time. It can be soaked in water as a quick meal, or used to prepare Eba. Garri is neither expensive nor cheap, and it is a good source of carbohydrate

  1. Vegetables

There are many types of vegetables in Nigeria, and all these vegetables are eaten every day by Nigerians, in large quantities. Vegetables are really worth being included in this list.


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