Food Items List You Can Export From Nigeria & Make Money

Food Items List is a categorically-organized grocery list of foods. These edibles are any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink to provide nutritional support for the body.

Food Items List in Nigeria
Food Items List in Nigeria

Exportation business in Nigeria is a lucrative one because the profit is in hard currency (dollars, pounds, or Euro).

It is like Forex Trading, you need to learn the wiles of the business and build your system of exportation.

Though many are interested, the problem is that they do not know the product they can export apart from oil-related products or how to go about it.

Hence, I made a list of hot selling food items that Nigerians can export and make profits in foreign currency.

Food Items List Categories

Note that due to the high number of foods types in existence in Nigeria, this article is limited to being organized categorically.

This is based upon the main subcategories within the food category which includes; basic foods, staple foods, prepared foods, new fast food items, non-perishable food items

But, I merged all the categories under food items and herbs, and then added solid minerals together with arts and culture as a bonus.

50+Hot selling Food Items List You Can Export from Nigeria Include:

Food Items List

  • Palm Oil
  • Vegetables (Fresh/Dry)
  • Cashew Nut(in Shell/without shell)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Melon (Egusi)
  • Ogbono Seeds
  • Zobo Leaves
  • Yam
  • Plantain
  • Pepper
  • Cocoa
  • Honey
  • Bitter Cola
  • Kola Nut
  • Garri
  • Dried Fish
  • Yam Flour
  • Yam Tubers
  • Cassava Flour
  • Plantain Flour
  • Coco Yam
  • Walnut
  • Palm Fruit (Banga)
  • Bread Fruit ( Ukwa)
  • Alligator Pepper
  • Local Seasoning
  • Locust Beans
  • Beans
  • Local Rice
  • Crayfish
  • Ground Nut
  • Edible Local Chalks (Nzu)
  • Sesame
  • Millet
  • Soybeans
  • Sugar cane
  • Local spices
  • Locust Beans
  • Snails/Periwinkles
  • Crabs/Shrimps
  • Medicinal Herbs

Herbal Products (Medicine/Soap)

  • Aju Mbaise
  • Tiger Nuts
  • Hibiscus Flower
  • Goron Tula fruit
  • Moringa Seed
  • Shea Butter
  • Solid Minerals
  • Bitumen
  • Charcoal
  • Kaolin
  • Lime Stone
  • Iron Ore
  • Lead Zinc

Arts and Craft

  • Locally Designed Beads
  • Broom
  • Home Video/Audio CDs
  • Locally Published Books
  • Locally Made Weaves


  • Nigerian Made Shoes (Aba Made Shoes)
  • Nigerian Made Fabrics (Akwete, Adire, Aso Oke, etc.)


There is no limit to the profit you can make in exporting from Nigeria. Apart from these items listed above, there are other numerous items you can export.

The world looks forward to buying Nigerian-made goods and there is no better time to be in the export business than right now.

So take advantage of the opportunity and make a profit.


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