Nigerian Food Ingredients

Nigerian Food and ingredients that are used to prepare Nigerian Food Recipes are detailed here. Includes Yam, Rice, Beans, Plantain.

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.

Read about the essential Nigerian food ingredients.

Nigerian Food Search

Search for your favorite Nigerian food recipe on this website: enter the name of the meal in the box below and click the search button.

All Nigerian Recipes Cookbook

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How To Preserve Nigerian Food Ingredients Abroad

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How to Buy Nigerian Food Ingredients in a Nigerian Market

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Beef Alternative for Vegans & Vegetarians

Beef alternative perfect for your pies, stews, and burgers.

How to make Spicy Peanut Butter (Okwo Ose, Ose Oji)

How to make the perfect Peanut Butter for Garden Egg, Spreads and Smoothies.

How to Make Ogiri Igbo

Ogiri Igbo: How to make the most pungent Nigerian food ingredient.

Okazi, Utazi, Uziza: Description, Recipes, Storage Etc

Information about your special Nigerian Vegetables: Okazi, Utazi, Uziza.

MUST SEE: If You Buy Ground Nigerian Food Ingredients

Watch this before your buy your next ground Nigerian food ingredient.

How to Make Crayfish, Dry Prawns or Dry Shrimps

If you cannot buy crayfish where you live, you may find this helpful.

Conc. Coconut Milk

Nothing tastes as refreshing as conc coconut milk. It is a great alternative to cow milk and this tasty homemade conc. coconut milk is the best for baking.

Nigerian Food Cocoyam

Cocoyam is a tropical root crop. There are many varieties of cocoyams but the most common are the soft.


Beans is a versatile staple Nigerian food. This Nigerian food is not so popular for several reasons.

How to make Almond Flour

Almond flour is a gluten-free, low carb and healthy flour. It is weight-loss friendly and perfect for preparing healthy recipes.


Yams are 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.

Essential Nigerian Food Ingredients

Here are the essential Nigerian food ingredients you should always have in your kitchen.

Egusi (Melon) Seeds

Egusi, in its ground state is used to prepare the popular Nigerian Egusi Soup.

How to make Abacha from Cassava Tubers

Click for how to make Abacha, the ingredient for African Salad (Abacha), from Cassava Tubers.