It is very beneficial to make a list of grocery items in Nigeria you wish to purchase each time you want to go to the market.
Set aside from shopping, if you have tried this, or if you have been keeping a list, it would help you keep tabs on what you want and that which you need.
The time saved, less stress in planning, avoiding unnecessary spending attitudes, and a host of other benefits you get from a grocery list.
Do not bother yourself trying to come up with ideas on things to buy, as this post contains a comprehensive list of grocery items in Nigeria.
The grocery list in this content has been categorized into sections for easy perusal and identification of contents.
List Of Grocery Items in Nigeria
Shopping for foodstuffs is regularly at the top of most Nigerian grocery lists. Foodstuff shopping is personal and adventure that has to suit the taste of the individual. There are a plethora of foodstuffs on a Nigerian’s grocery list.
What you would find in this list is not one that may be convenient for everyone, but is considered ideal for most shopping lists. The raw food items list is made to suit the needs, weather conditions, and situations of the family.
African Star Apple – Udara(Igbo), Agbalumo (Yoruba)
Black velvet tamarind (Awin, Icheku, Tsamiya-kurm)
Lemons / Limes
Fluted Pumpkin leaves – Ugu (Igbo)
Lettuce / Greens
Soya bean oil
Tiger nuts (Aya, Aki Hausa)
Seeds and Grains
Bambara Nut – Okpa (Igbo)
Black Beans – Akidi (Igbo)
Breadfruit – Ukwa (Igbo)
Castor seed – Ogiri (Igbo)
Cocoyam powder, Ofor, Achi (Local Soup thickeners)
Locust bean – Iru
Pepper (Dry, Grounded, Black, Cameroon, Cayenne, Habanero, Paprika)
Dried fish (Asa, Azu okpor, Mangala)
Baked products and supplies
Cake / Cookies / Brownie mix
Flavorings / Food additives / Preservatives
Other Food Groceries
Cassava Flakes – Abacha
Cassava – Fufu/Akpu (Igbo)
Noodles / Spaghetti / Pasta
Yam Flour – Amala
Equipment and materials necessary for keeping the home clean are found in the cleaning supplies section
Rubber hand gloves
Sponges / Scrubbers
Personal Hygiene Products
Some of the items needed for taking care of oneself and maintaining sanity are contained in this part of the list.
Antiperspirant / Deodorant
Cotton Swabs / Balls
Hair gel / Spray / Cream
Shampoo / Conditioner
Kitchen And Dining Supplies
Moi-Moi Nylons / Wraps
Paper towels / Serviettes
Sandwich / Freezer bags
Medical Supplies (Household Use)
Even as it is advised to avoid self medications, some drugs should be available in every home especially the ones that can serve as first aid medications. They are only to be taken when necessary and in a dosage prescribed by a certified medical professional.
Children’s cough syrup
Cold / Flu / Sinus
The baby and children care section of the grocery list, would be of necessity only to families where there are kids or infants. On that note, items needed to care for children must readily be available.
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Other Household Items
This category of the list of grocery items in Nigeria spans stationeries, tools for mechanics, repairs, electrical tools, and appliances.
Cello / Masking tapes
Cooking fuel (Gas, Kerosene, or Charcoal)
Newspapers / Magazines
Pens / Pencils
This part of the list, cannot be completed as different people have their different pets; based on likes and preferences. One may not have a dog or cat, as has been referenced in this list, but can extend the item contained here to appropriate their pets.
Most people struggle with organizing and identifying the right grocery items that fit into their list; I hope the list above is of great help to you in relieving stress, assisting, and finding the right items you need on your list.
For individuals who reside outside Nigeria, but wish to make use of this list of grocery items in Nigeria, all the items on the above list are obtainable from any Nigerian market or store in major cities across the globe.