All Nigerian Recipes Cookbook
All Nigerian Recipes Cookbook
All Nigerian Recipes Cookbook

How to Preserve Nigerian Beans

In my Preserving Nigerian food ingredients video, I talked about how I preserve Nigerian food ingredients especially leafy vegetables. But there’s a very important Nigerian food preservation that I also need to share.

Adequate preservation of Nigerian grains such as beans, rice, corn, millet is very important because once the deadly weevils find their way where you stored these, na collateral damage o. More often than not, especially with beans, when we buy these food ingredients in the market, at least one weevil must follow us home. If not checked, that weevil will multiply into a million weevils and finish up the beans, leaving us with nothing. That’s money down the drain. This is not so common with rice but it has been known to happen so when you experience such with rice and other grains, use the same process.

Watch the video below to see the best practices for storing your grains.

To summarize:

  • Put the grains in a container, cover very well and put in your freezer. The cold temperatures of the freezer will destroy the weevils that are already in the grains.
  • Pour the grains into jerry can(s), add dry cayenne pepper into the container, close tight and place the container in your pantry. The hot and spicy pepper will suffocate the weevils, leaving your grains safe. The ratio for grains to peppers is 10:1.

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