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Title:Traditional food processing in Nigeria
Author:Oke, O.L.
Periodical:African Environment: Environmental Studies and Regional Planning Bulletin
Geographic term:Nigeria
food industry
Abstract:The Nigerian farmer and his typical routine - Oil processing - Soap Baking - Hunting - Pounding - Fermented foods - Non-food fermentation - Recent trends in food habits - Research into food processing - Conclusion: 'Many traditional skills have been developed by Nigerians for processing, storing, preserving and preparing their foods. One of the most important is fermentation which normally results in a product with higher nutritional value. Most of the technology involved is simple and can easily be upgraded with very little or no cost. What is now needed is a thorough investigation of crops. We could evolve to improve our traditional technology to cope with the preservation and processing that will be necessary, all based on home-produced crops or animals'. Fig., notes.