Nigeria is blessed with rich culture and food across tribes. Every Nigerian local delicacy has its own unique taste and aroma, usually prepared using healthy organic ingredients with high nutritional value.
If you are still wondering which Nigerian food you should try this year, then here you go:
1. AMALA AND EWEDU
A popular Yoruba delicacy, packed with healthy ingredients and one of the most consumed food in the Southwest. ‘AMALA’ the rich brown swallow made from dried yam flour is so soft and easy to swallow. The ‘EWEDU’ soup is made with the slimy green ewedu vegetable, the yellow side soup ‘GBEGIRI’ is grinded boiled beans with oil then lastly, we have the assorted meat pepper stew to top it all. This delicious meal is packed with lots of healthy nutrients rich in protein, antioxidants, iron, Vitamins A, C and E. Ewedu vegetable may aid weight loss, promote hormone balance in women, help maintain healthy blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
A popular southeast delicacy prepared with special ‘bambara nuts’ flour, so rich and healthy. Okpa is usually prepared by mixing palm oil, water, seasoning, crayfish, fish or vegetables as desired, can be enjoyed alone, with a soft drink, pap or custard. Okpa is rich in protein, iron, calcium and contains antioxidants.
Abacha also known as ‘African salad’ is a southeast delicacy made from boiled cassava, carefully grated with a special iron grater into single strands. Abacha is usually prepared with a mixture of fried red oil with onions, pepper, crayfish, can be garnished with any protein of choice, ugba from ‘oil bean’, garden egg and vegetable. Abacha is healthy, when properly garnished is a source of protein, iron, and vitamins.
4. EWA AGOYIN
Ewa Agoyin is a local delicacy popular in the Southwest, prepared by mashing boiled beans. The boiled beans is usually paired a red oil sauce and assorted protein. This meal is mostly paired with the famous soft Agege bread and is so satisfying. Ewa Goyin is majorly beans, the healthy meal is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Nkwobi is more popular in the Southeast but consumed by almost all Nigerians irrespective of tribe. Made with goat meat, cow head or cow tail, garnished with red oil sauce in ugba, onions and vegetables. Nkwobi can be enjoyed with soft drinks, wine, beer or even alone, so delicious and very satisfying. This local delicacy is rich in protein, iron and vitamins.