100+ Top Foodstuff List | Food Ingredients in Nigerian Homes

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Foodstuff in Nigeria – Food Ingredients | Foodstuff Shopping List in Nigeria | List of Raw Food Items in Nigeria

Shopping for foodstuffs is really personal and one-of-a-kind experience. There are no two shopping lists alike. People change and adapt their food items to fit their wants and environments. But where do you begin if you’ve never made a foodstuff list before? So, here’s a basic shopping list to get you started on your own.

Having a list with you when shopping is beautiful, but with this household and foodstuff shopping list makes it easier to purchase grocery items effortlessly.

Nigerian staple meals and ingredients have a wide variety. However, people commonly seek the basic ingredients of Nigerian dishes, particularly those that travel overseas or want a list of Nigerian foodstuff.

The following is a list of the most commonly purchased grocery products in Nigeria today.

Top Foodstuff List / Food Ingredients in Nigerian Homes

Foodstuff List –  Soup things

  • Egusi (Melon Seed)
  • Ogbono (Seed or powder)
  • Stockfish (Head or full body)
  • Dried fish ( Asa, Azu Okpor, Mangala, )
  • Cocoyam (Ede – soup thickener), Ofor (Soup thickener), Or Achi (Soup thickener)
  • Crayfish (dry or fresh)
  • Periwinkles
  • Dried Prawn
  • Snail (frozen or fresh)
  • Locust beans ( Iru)
  • Ogiri (Castor beans)
  • Ugba (for African Salad or soup)

Protein – Beef, chicken, turkey, goat meat, pork, Fish

Cooking Oil

  • Palm oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • coconut oil
  • Groundnut oil
  • Soya bean oil

Nigerian Swallows – Foodstuff Shopping List in Nigeria

  • Garri  for Eba (Yellow or white)
  • Amala – Yam Flour
  • Cassava – Fufu (Akpu)
  • Pounded Yam
  • Plantain fufu
  • Wheat
  • Tuwo
  • Semo

Vegetables – Foodstuff Shopping List in Nigeria

Many varieties of vegetables are found in Nigeria, and they are eaten in large amounts daily by Nigerians.

  • Ugu  leaves( fluted pumpkins)
  • Waterleaves
  • Ewedu leaves
  • Onions
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Fresh Pepper – Ata rodo
  • Okra (fresh or dry Okro)
  • Scent Leaves
  • Okazi leaves
  • Efo leaves
  • Oha leaves
  • Uziza leaves
  • Bitter leaves
  • Utazi Leaves
  • Zobo Leaves

Other Foodstuff List

  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Indomie
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni pasta
  • Maize (Corn)
  • Yam
  • Plantain
  • Abacha (Cassava flask)
  • Ukwa (Breadfruit)
  • Okpa Seed
  • Black Beans (Akidi)
  • Guinea corn
  • Wheat
  • Millet
  • Sweet Potatoes

Nigerian Snacks/ Nuts

  • Chin Chin
  • Peanuts /Ground Nuts
  • Dry Tigernuts (Aya, Aki Hausa)
  • Dates (Debino)
  • Fried Ukwa
  • Kuli kuli (Groundnut Snack)
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Plantain Chips
  • Bitter kola
  • Almond nuts

Nigerian Spices – Foodstuff List

  • Seasoning cubes
  • Pepper Soup Spice
  • Jollof mix Spice
  • Suya Spice (Yaji)
  • Banga Spice
  • Ehuru
  • Uda
  • Uziza
  • Cameroon Pepper
  • Salt
  • Yellow pepper (Nsukka Pepper)

Nigerian Fruits

  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Icheku, Awin, Black Velvet Tamarind
  • Udara , Agbalumo (Yoruba), African Star Apple
  • Avocado pear
  • Carrots
  • Garden Egg
  • Uber (Pear)
  • Paw-paw
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Soursop fruit
  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon / Golden melon

Dairy and Beverages – Foodstuff List

  • Tea
  • Powdered milk
  • Milk: – Tin Milk/Evaporated milk
  • Eggs
  • Soya milk
  • coconut milk
  • Yogurt /Yoghurt
  • Cheese
  • Butter / Margarine
  • Cocoa powder
  • Milo/Bournvita
  • Coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Soda

Canned Food

  • Tomato paste
  • Peas (Green Peas)
  • Sweet corn
  • Sauce
  • Baked Beans
  • Sardine

 Foodstuff Dressing Condiment

  • Sugar
  • Ketchup
  • Honey
  • Mayonnaise
  • vinegar
  • peanut butter
  • Jam

Nigerian Foodstuff

Finally, foodstuffs and ingredients are special to the people of Nigeria. Many individuals struggle with the identification of Nigerian foods and ingredients, and I believe this post will relieve such tension and help you locate any particular item you need.

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