5 Most Consumed Nigerian Foods


There are many delicacies in Nigeria that are very much underrated. In this article we will be talking about those food Nigerians love most, these foods are rich in culture, texture, and flavour. The fact that they are the most common foods makes them the most consumed by a great number of people daily.

To those who might be wondering what the most consumed food items in Nigeria are, this is a list of some of the most eaten foods in Nigeria.



To start with, Nigerians love their rice. It is a staple food in Nigeria a lot of people cannot think of or go a day without eating it. In Nigeria, we eat rice daily and with almost everything. There are varieties of rice available in Nigeria and trust me, they all are amazing.



Another food Nigerians love is yam which we can also make different meals from, Yam Porridge, Fried Yam (Dun dun),Yam Flour. Especially yam flour which can be used to make lamingtons. In Nigeria, yam flour is a food that is widely consumed.



Garri comes in various forms which can be categorized into rough, medium and smooth. Each type is used for a particular food.

Eba is one of the meals you can make with garri, Eba is a stiff dough made by soaking garri in hot water and kneading it until it becomes a smooth doughy staple that can be served with any one of the various soups and sauces in Nigeria.

Honey Beans (Ewa Oloyin)


Honey beans are a kind of brown beans from Nigeria. The name comes from the uniquely sweet taste of the bean. In Nigeria, people call it Oloyin. It is one of the most consumed foods because it can be used for soup, beans cake and beans pudding (both of which are made from peeled beans, salad mixture, or a side dish for some staple food like bread, rice, and cassava.

From the fact that honey beans are one of the most favourite Nigerian food, it is obvious that beans have their beneficial value.



Egusi is a Nigerian name for the seeds of plants like squash, melons, and gourds that, when dried and ground become a staple ingredient, particularly in the Nigerian culture. These seeds are rich in fat and protein, and add these essential nutrients into West African Cuisine.

Nigerian Egusi Soup is one of the most popular soups prepared by most tribes in Nigeria with considerable variation and often eaten with dishes like Pounded Yams, Amala or Fufu. Prepare it with goat, beef, fish, or shellfish!

There you have it, a list of foods constantly found in the kitchen of Nigerian homes. Keep in mind that this list is going to be updated from time to time. Cheers!!!