List of swallow food in Nigeria (25 Types of swallow in Nigeria)….25 healthy NIGERIAN swallows.

♦️Swallow in Nigeria is usually a starchy food, eaten with different kinds of soups.
♦️Swallow is called swallow, because we swallow it without chewing it.
♦️Swallow is called swallow, because of the way it is eaten.
♦️Swallows are usually made from grains, cereals, starchy roots and vegetables.
♦️They are mainly in the form of pastes and are gotten from staples, such as yam, plantain, cocoyam, millet, sorghum, cassava, maize etc.
♦️Swallow is usually cut into small size, roll into a ball, dip in a soup and swallow.

List of swallow food in Nigeria (25 Types of swallow in Nigeria)
Amala swallow and Ewedu is a delicacy in Nigeria

See the list of swallow food in Nigeria below.


1. Eba/Garri (Cassava tubers)
2. Cassava fufu (Akpu)
3. Amala (yam tubers)
4. Pounded yam (yam tubers) – iyan
5. Tuwo shinkafa (rice)
6. Tuwo masara (corn flour)
7. Wheat meal (wheat flour)
8. Semolina (semovita) wheat durum
9. Starch (cassava starch)
10.Tuwo dawa (millet)
11. Oatmeal fufu (oatmeal)
12. Plantain fufu (plantain amala)
13. Potato fufu (potato)
14. Corn fufu (corn)
15. Carrot fufu (carrot)
16. Cabbage fufu (cabbage)
17. Eggplant fufu (eggplant)
18. Garden egg fufu (garden egg)
19. Cocoyam fufu
20.Tigernut fufu (swallow)
21.oat fufu
22. poundo yam
23. Semovita
24. Semolina
25. Cassavita

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Do you know the best swallows based on recent research? its oatmeal!!! Yes OATMEAL..

It’s the very best option for you.. Say no to eba and fufu…. Say no to big tummy…
Eat more of oatmeal.

Oatmeal is a better option for eating swallow…., it has high fiber, contains more nutrients beneficial to your body, it is good to manage weight and is very easy to make..


🔷4 Cups Grinded Oatmeal
🔷3.5 Cups hot water (plus more)

In a pot of boiling water, pour your oats and keep stirring till solid… Add little water, and cover pot to cook properly.. Stir again to get a fine texture..

Serve with any soup of your choice..

Enjoy your meal..😋😁

All these Nigerian swallows listed here ate better served with Nigerian traditional soups like ogbono, egusi, eforiro ewedu,afang, oha soup, black soup, bitter leaf soup, banga soup, vegetable soup, okra soup and so on. Egusi soup is an exotic hearty food that will satisfy your taste buds. It is a staple in most West African home and it is an uncomplicated one pot meal that is often accompanied with swallows like Eba, Amala, Semovita, Pounded yam, Fufu, and the likes. Some hardcore like I am will even serve over Rice.

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