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There is a wide variety of Nigerian staple foods and ingredients. In this section, I try as much as possible to acquaint you with the staple foods and ingredients used in preparing Nigerian food recipes. This will hopefully make it easier for you to recognize them when you see them in Nigerian markets or in African food stores outside Nigeria.
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Nigerian food ingredients.
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There's so much to learn about the most popular Nigerian leafy green vegetable.
Palm Oil is used in various Nigerian recipes. Where does it come from?
By far the best alternative to cocoyam in Bitterleaf Soup and Ora Soup. Same look, same taste and it is healthy too!
Here's how to make the unadultrated virgin coconut oil for your hair, body and coconut oil pulling.
Here's how to make Coconut Oil in your home.
Coconut flour is gluten-free, grain-free and wheat-free, making it one of the healthiest flours you can use in food preparation.
Click for how to make Abacha, the ingredient for African Salad (Abacha), from Cassava Tubers.
Find out the spices and seasoning I use in cooking Nigerian food.
Can mint leaves be used as alternative to Nigerian Scent Leaves (Nchanwu, Efirin)? Click title for the verdict.
Meet Tsamiya, the traditional ingredient used in Northern Nigerian (Hausa) recipes.
Is Spinach the same as Ugu? Is it "Green"? Find out.
If you cannot buy crayfish where you live, you may find this helpful.
Yams are a tropical tuber crops. They are mainly cylindrical in shape, with rounded ends.
Rice is a cereal grain. It is the most popular Nigerian food prepared across cultures. It is produced in places with high rainfall as it requires plenty of water for its cultivation.
Cocoyam is a tropical root crop. There are many varieties of cocoyams but the most common are the soft.
Beans is a staple rich in protein. This Nigerian food is not so popular for several reasons.
Egusi, in its ground state is used to prepare the popular Nigerian Egusi Soup.
Brown or White? Vote for your favorite beans staple.
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