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100 Agric Products You Can Export From Nigeria

100 Agric Products You Can Export From Nigeria

Dried fruits and nuts in bulk bags at market

Do you know that the export business is worth over $102,878,499,707 and that is just the statistics for 2014 alone contributing over 10.66% of the total GDP of Nigeria?

Export can contribute and how lucrative it is if you are interested in going that route, here are some interesting export items majorly agricultural products and items you can start exporting from Nigeria.

Here we have combined this exclusive list of the top agricultural product you should be exporting if you are in the export business in Nigeria.

 These products are not on the Nigerian export prohibition list, therefore you can make some money from it if you understand how it works.

List of Agricultural Product You Can Begin to Export

  • Chikweed:

Chikweed is an herb that is very nutritional. It is used for different purposes in different areas. It is believed that it is called “Chikweed” because it serves as food for chickens.

But chickens are not the only ones that can benefit from this herb because it does not only serve as culinary supplement; it also serves as medicinal supplements used to treat a variety of diseases. For instance, it is used as food supplement in Japan and medicinal supplement in the United States. Many countries abroad know the benefit of this plant and do not have the luxury of its availability, so it is a wise business idea to trade in the product. And luckily, this herb can be found in some parts of Nigeria.

The best supply would come from those who directly do the planting. That would save cost and also quality and quantity. The chikweed is beneficial in that it cures bronchitis, pleurisy, cold, cough, rheumatism, hoarseness, inflammation, weakness of the bowels and stomach, lungs, bronchial tubes and can even be used for weight loss or to cure obesity. It also serves as a very good treatment for different external issues like boils, scalds, burns, tumours, piles, swollen testes, and ulcerated throat and mouth.

  • Corn Silk:

The dictionary defines corn silk as the tuft of silky fibres growing at the tip of an ear of corn, used for diuretic in herbal medicine. The corn itself is very nutritional, so it is no wonder the fibre that grows from it is also beneficial to the human body. Corn is a somewhat a staple food in Nigeria, especially during the raining season in Nigeria.

 Since it is produced in large quantity in Nigeria, the silk that grows from it can serve as a good and lucrative source of income when exported to other countries. Usually, the silk is used basically for health purposes. It is said that corn silk contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fibre and chemicals which might work like water pills (diuretics). It is popular for its usefulness in issues that are related to the bladder. For instance, it works as a remedy for issues like inflammation of the urinary system, inflammation of the prostate, kidney stones, and even bedwetting.

Also, scientists discovered that is also effective for chronic diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney failure, liver and prostate cancer. Considering that it is very available in Nigeria, you can take advantage of the availability to countries where it is needed and the internet can be used to find international buyers.

  • Guava Leaves:

Just as guava fruit is beneficial as it is regarded as one of the super fruits, so also is guava leaves beneficial to the human body and also a lucrative product to export.

Guava leaves is beneficial in diarrhoea, aid in weight loss, lowers cholesterol, treatment of bronchitis, fights cancer, treatment of toothaches, sore throats and gum disease, reduces acne, beneficial in dengue fever, heals cough and cold, improves skin texture, prevents hair loss, cures toothache and many others. It is used by the soaking the leaves and drink the water or add it to the tea. Guava tree is found in almost all the parts of Nigeria, so it is to the advantage of anybody who wants to trade in guava leaves.

Getting suppliers is relatively easy because of the availability of the tree around. In fact, many Nigeria have the tree in their homes. To get a large quantity, one might have to contact farmers who deal with guava. Buyers who are interested in the leaves can simply also be gotten by gotten online to search through search engines.

  • Misttletoe Leaves:

Mistletoe is not only useful to get kissed under; it has other benefits that make it sought after in different parts of the world. Mistletoe is an obligate hemiparasitic plant that attaches itself to a wide variety of host trees such as pine, guava, kolanut, cocoa, oak, birch, and apple.

It penetrates the branches of a tree by a structure called the haustorium, through which they absorb water and nutrients from the host plant. For centuries, Mistletoe preparations have been used medicinally around Europe to treat epilepsy, infertility, hypertension, and arthritis. Mistletoe leaves have been found to destroy cancerous cells and therefore good for curing cancer and external treatment for leucorrhoea, gout and sciatica. But more than that, it is good for prevention of several kinds of diseases such as diabetes, malaria, typhoid, migraine, hypertension, pneumonia, convulsive cough, bronchial asthma and improves general immune system. It can also be used as food for some animals.

The common way it is consumed is by preparing mistletoe tea either by soaking the leaves (after washing the leaves) and drinking the water or soaking the leaves in your normal tea. In case you are wondering where to get the buyers for the product, you can search for them through search engines and you are go to go.

  • Pigeon peas:

Pigeon pea is of the Pigeon pea plant, a legume that belongs to the family of “Fabaceae” or “Leguminosae.” The pigeon peas have several nutritional values and therefore, they are considered a huge crop all over the world.

They are used for livestock feed, and also serve culinary and manufacturing purposes. It can be used to produce green manure because they have been discovered to improve the quality of the soil and also prevent pests as a result of the Nitrogen they contain, and the leaves and forage serve as fodder for cattle. Additionally, the peas can be cooked or blended to flour and mixed with other grains like millet, sorghum or maize to make bread.

The nutritional benefits of pigeon peas as mentioned earlier are also enormous. For instance, it serves as treatment for diseases such as blood disorders, anaemia, diarrhoea, dysentery, jaundice, fevers, colic, leprosy, convulsions, bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs, respiratory infections, colds, chest problems, sore throat, flu diabetes, hepatitis, yellow fever, strokes and urinary infections. Therefore, it is a product that anybody that wants to go into exporting can go into because it is in high demand. Recently, for instance, Nigeria secured an offer from the nation of India to export 100bn dollars’ worth of pigeon peas into India.

Others include:

·         Stinging Nettle:

·         Vaocanga Africana Seed

·         Irish potatoes

·         Plun Sees

·         Pearl Millet

·         Cashew Kernens

·         Floral greens

·         Lichen Moss

·         Mosses and Linchens

·         Mushrooms and truffles

·         Foliage branches

·         Pecans

·         Handicrafts products

·         Garments

·         Alovera

·         Lemon grass

·         SpicesCranberries and genus-

·         Cranberries and genus-

·         Vaccinium ex blueberries

·         Wild blueberries

·         Vanilla beans

·         Gnseng roots, cultivated

·         Ginseng roots, wild

·         Maple sugar and syrup

·         Pignolia (Pine nuts)

·         wood or Sulfate tumpentine oils

·         Essential oils of Cedarwood, Clove and nutmeg

·         Pine Oil

·         Wheatgrass

·         Sunflower seeds

·         Pumpkin seeds

·         Black walnut

·         Brazil nut

·         Shea Nut

·         Shea nut cake

·         Tiger Nut

·         Pulse Chick Peas

·         Almond Shells

·         Italian Beans

·         Dried Cassava Leave

·         Dried Beans Leave

·         Dried Orange Peel

·         Coconut

·         Coconut Oil

·         Coconut Chemical

·         Wallnuts

·         Wide Indigo

·         Neem

·         Papain

·         Roses

·         Turmeric Root (Curcuma Domestica)

·         Coffee Arabica

·         Coffee Robusta

·         Copra

·         Spices

·         Macadamia

·         Bamboo

·         Barite

·         Palm Juice

·         Palm Fibre

·         Sugar

·         Moringa Leaves/Powder

·         Sheba (Stone Flower)

·         Grasscutters

·         Grasscutter skins

·         Grasscutter Heads

·         Grasscutter Faeces

·         Grasscutter Hairs

·         Hide & Skin

·         Dried Kola nut

·         Dried Lemon Slices

·         Brown Beans

·         Soya Beans

·         Soya Beans Cake

·         Gerald horn

·         Bone meal

·         Micaflakes

·         Soya Pea

·         Beans and Pulses

·         Afzelia Wood

·         Kosso wood

·         Gmelina logs

·         Charcoal

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