If you have been wondering on how much a bag of beans is cost currently in Nigeria and you really want to know the current price for all the type of beans we have, this article is for as it will reveal to you the price of a bag of beans in the country.
Beans is part of the most popular foods in Africa. The situation and the love for beans in Nigeria is a special one. In Nigeria, beans is regarded as the 4th most consumed crop after cassava, yam, and rice.
The Northern part of the country takes the lead when it comes to the cultivation of beans in the country. In terms of quantity cultivated in the country, more of brown beans than black-eyed beans are abundantly cultivated.
Nigerians are known to be on top of the chart when it comes to the consumption of beans in the world. In fact, it is stated that Nigeria is the highest producer and consumer of beans in the world.
In terms of quantity produced, in 2010, Nigeria is said to have produced 2.2 million metric tons of beans. This is the highest in the world by that time. These 2.2 million metric tons was produced majorly by the northern part of the country with Borno, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Gombe and Yobe state taking the lead.
Beans is used for making boiled or porridge beans, akara, moimoi and even soup (gbegiri). Aside the species mentioned above, there are also different species of beans in Nigeria. Some of these species include Oloyin, Olotun, Butter beans, Ion beans, zebra beans, and even the white species common in the North.
Price of Beans In The Nigerian Market Today
There’s no hard and soft rule when it comes to the price of beans in Nigeria. It depends on the species of beans in question, the season, availability and the part of the country you intend to buy the beans from.
I have witnessed a situation somewhere in the North (Akko LGA, Gombe State) where the price of beans per measure (Mudu) varies in the same local government. While we get a Mudu at N270 in Kumo, my friends in Kashere pay more than that. The irony however is, Kumo is the local government headquarter.
What I am trying to say here’s this; we can only give you a range to work with. Below are the prices for a bag of beans in Nigeria depending on the quantity and species.
- Oloyin Beans (50kg) = N30,000 – N39,000
- Oloyin (25kg) = N15,000 – N19,000
- Olotun (50kg) = N29,000 – N36,000
- Olotun (25kg) = N14,000 – N17,500
- Butter Beans (50kg) = N33,000
- Butter Beans (25kg) = N16,500
- White Beans (50kg) = N32,000
- Brown Beans (50kg) = N32,000
Health Benefits Of Beans
Beans are packed with numerous health benefits. For the sellers, it has economic values and that is why they sell them. This economic value beans have is as a result of the enormous benefits people derive from beans. Some of these benefits are discussed below.
- Protein Source
According to an article i read online, adding beans to grains can turn an incomplete protein into a complete one. If you don’t understand this at a first glance, don’t worry, I never did in my first glance too. Just know that beans are high in amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Fortunately, protein is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in virtually everything the body does.
Aside protein, beans also contains Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and Fiber.
- Nutrient Dense Food
Beans contains folate which help prevent neural tube defects in fetus during pregnancy. Not having enough folate can cause several symptoms which includes fatigue, loss of appetite, weakness, irritability and heart palpitations.
- Beans contains antioxidant
They are rich in a type of antioxidant called polyphenols which fight the effects of free radicals which are chemicals that affect a wide range of processes in the body ranging from physical aging to cancer and inflammation.
- Better Health
Eating beans leads to a better health. People who consume beans may be less likely to die of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular health problems. Some research has shown that beans act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. These effects could reduce the risk of cancer.
Beans may help stabilize blood glucose level or even prevent diabetes. They are also known to prevent fatty liver and control appetite