First Solar-Powered Kilishi Factory Opens In Katsina

Kilishi or beef jerky, a favourite local food that originated in the North, is essentially made from thin strips of raw meat seasoned with spices (locally known as yaji – a mix of chilli, groundnut cake powder, pepper, and salt), smoked over woodfire and sun-dried in the open. The traditional method is a laborious and [...]

By | August 11th, 2021|foods, ingredients and spices, Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Expect 50% Increase In The Prices Of Bread, Says Nigerian Caterers And Bakers Association

  The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) says a 50 percent increase in the prices of bread is inevitable. Raji Omotunde, Lagos state chapter chairman of AMBCN, made this known in an interview with NAN on Friday. He said the prices of baking ingredients have increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, [...]

By | September 13th, 2020|foods, ingredients and spices, Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Vegan Or Vegetarian Diet: What You Need To Know

People choose to be vegans or vegetarians because of health concerns, religious restrictions or moral concerns about harming animals. The difference between going vegan versus vegetarian primarily centers on the role of animals in food production. While both diets focus on eating more plant-based foods, vegetarians are allowed to include eggs, honey, and dairy. Vegans [...]

Unlocking The Potentials Of Hibiscus Farming, Exportation

For Nigeria to do well in global hibiscus flower market, there is need to focus more on cultivation and processing, to fully harness potentials of the crop and boost the country’s forex earnings.
 Despite being a profitable, hibiscus has not received adequate attention of growers and investors. Despite its many uses and potentials, many do [...]

Benefits Of Eating Eggs

An egg a day could help to keep the doctor away. Eggs remain one of the best and cheapest sources of protein. Eggs also contain antioxidants, calcium, vitamins, and amino acids which are all beneficial to the body. Boosts the immune system The immune system benefits greatly from the consumption of eggs as they boost [...]

By | June 16th, 2020|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Tiger Nuts: Cultivation, Milk Extraction And Health Benefits

Tiger nuts, also known as yellow nutsedge or earth almonds, are not actually nuts, but rather edible tubers. They’re the size of a chickpea but wrinkly with a chewy texture and sweet nutty flavor similar to coconut. Tiger nuts were one of the first plants cultivated in Egypt and traditionally used as both food and [...]

Pharmacist Lists Fruits To Avoid While On Medication – Banana, Oranges, Apple

Emmanuel Tangang, a pharmacist, has advised Nigerians against consumption of some fruits during medication to avoid reduction in the potency of the drugs. Tangang gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Kaduna. According to him, many people do not know that some fruits interact badly with certain medications. “This means your [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

22 Foods Nigerians Miss Most While Living Abroad

Even though, exotic foods are delicious and enjoyable; once in a while, some of these foods can make you feel rootless and homesick. We know it is not easy to bring Nigerian foodstuff abroad. If you try it, you will be shocked at how people will snigger at your bags packed with Nigerian foodstuffs at [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments


Ampesi is a popular traditional Ghanaian food which is prepared with boiled yam, cocoyam, cassava or plantain, served with kontomire stew or any other preferred stew. Kontomire stew is made with cocoyam leaves.   Ingredients 1 egg Meat or Fish, preferaby, Koobi (salted dried tilapia) Fresh kontomire (cocoyam) leaves 1 tomato puree Grounded Melon (powdered [...]

By | October 13th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|2 Comments

Creative Ways To Use Leftover Foods

Leftovers are the uneaten edible remains of a meal after everyone has finished eating. Food scraps that are not directly edible are not regarded as leftovers, but rather as waste. No one sets out to make leftovers, but we find that we almost always have them. From the piece of chicken you brought back from [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments


Depending on where in the world you live, storing yams may be a pain for you. Especially for those who live outside Nigeria, where yams can cost a pretty penny. Buying in bulk saves you a lot of money and trips to the store. To save  yourself from the pain of wasting money, these tips [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

How To Make Soft Bread Rolls

A  roll is a small, often round loaf of bread served as a meal accompaniment. A roll can be served and eaten whole or cut transversely and dressed with fillings between the two halves. Bread Rolls or dinner rolls as some may call it is a very good meal to start or end the day [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Homemade Ice Cream

HISTORY Before the development of modern refrigeration, ice cream was a luxury reserved for special occasions. Making it was quite laborious; ice was cut from lakes and ponds during the winter and stored in holes in the ground, or in wood-frame or brick ice houses, insulated by straw. Ice cream was made by hand in a [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Why You Should Add The “Forbidden Rice” To Your Diet

Black rice has been eaten in regions of Asia for thousands of years; in fact for centuries. It was reserved for only Chinese royalty and that is why it is sometimes referred to as Emperor's Rice. Black rice is also referred to as “forbidden rice” because thousands of years ago in ancient China, noble Chinese men [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

What Do You Know About Purple Carrots?

Carrots are a popular root vegetable that’s easy to grow as long as it’s planted in loose, sandy soil. Not all carrots are orange; they vary in color from purple to white to red e.t.c. ABOUT CARROTS Most varieties of carrots are resistant to pests and diseases, and they are also a good late season crop that can tolerate frost. [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Major Differences Between Butter And Margarine

While they are used for many of the same purposes, butter and margarine are two very different products. But do you really know the difference between butter and margarine? Butter is a dairy product made from churning milk or cream. The churning process separates the butterfat (the solids) from the buttermilk (the liquid). The butter [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Wondering What To Serve At Your Next Gathering? What About Mocktails?

Mocktails are non- alcoholic beverages consisting of mixtures of fruits juices or other soft drinks. They are easy to prepare and would go with any party theme especially if you are hosting guests who prefer not to take alcohol. All you need to do is invest in a gorgeous set of glasses where no two [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

6 delicious yam dishes

Like potatoes, yam is a healthy energy giving tuber that can be used to make all sorts of traditional and modern delicacies like pounded yam, yam porridge and a whole lot. Here are 6 amazing dishes you can make with yam. 1. Yamarita Yamarita is simply egg coated yam. This meal which is easy to [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Nkwobi; the Nigerian south-east delicacy

Nkwobi is a cow-foot-based food originally from the south-eastern part of Nigeria. To have a taste of the Nkwobi delicacy, Nigerians usually go to exclusive restaurants and bars to place orders. However, you do not need to empty your pocket and blow your hard-earned money up in an expensive restaurant. You can prepare and enjoy [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|1 Comment

10 weird food combinations Nigerians eat

Some foods are meant to go together,  e.g bread and tea, pap and akara, rice and stew etc. I know we Nigerians like to combine everything in the name of food but there are certain people who take it an extra mile. I once mentioned a former neighbour who I caught drinking garri with boiled [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|8 Comments
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