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Potato puree being used in place of wheat

Potato puree being used in place of wheat
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Many Nigerians making the change due to the rise in wheat costs.

There are a number of factors influencing the price of wheat in Nigeria. First, the overall demand for wheat has been increasing in recent years. This is due to population growth and rising incomes, which have led to increased consumption of wheat-based products. Second, the supply of wheat has been constrained in recent years due to poor weather conditions in these key producing regions. This has led to reduced production and higher prices. Finally, the Nigerian government’s decision to import wheat has also contributed to higher prices. This is because the government has been selling wheat at below-market prices, which has led to increased demand and higher prices.

Population growth in Nigeria is a complex issue that is affected by a variety of factors. Nigeria’s population is growing at a rapid rate, with a current estimated population of over 200 million people. This population growth is largely due to high birth rates and declining death rates. Nigeria’s high birth rates are due to a variety of factors, including early marriage, lack of access to contraception, and poverty. Nigeria’s declining death rates are due to improvements in healthcare and sanitation. Nigeria’s population growth presents both challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, rapid population growth can put strain on resources and lead to environmental degradation. On the other hand, a growing population can provide a boost to the economy through increased consumption and production.

Conversion of farmland to other uses such as grazing land for livestock.

The decrease in the area of land available for wheat production is due to a number of factors, including the encroachment of urban areas on farmland, and the conversion of farmland to other uses such as grazing land for livestock. In addition, the yield per hectare has also been decreasing due to a number of reasons, including unforeseen conditions such as flooding/droughts.  Since Nigeria is a landlocked country, the importation of wheat is a vital part of ensuring that the population has access to this essential grain.

Wheat is primarily imported from neighboring countries, such as Cameroon and Chad. In recent years, however, there has been an increase in the importation of wheat from other parts of the world, such as the United States and Canada. The importation of wheat into Nigeria is a complex process that involves a number of different stakeholders. The Nigerian government has put in place a number of regulations and policies that must be followed in order for wheat to be imported into the country. These regulations and policies are designed to protect the local wheat industry and to ensure that only wheat of the highest quality is imported into the country.

Nigerian foods made from wheat include various staples and dishes.

In Nigeria there are many uses for wheat. One of the most common uses is in the production of bread. Bread is a staple food in Nigeria and wheat is used to make a variety of different types of bread, including flatbreads, unleavened breads, and leavened breads. Wheat is also used to make other staples, such as porridge and couscous. Nigerian foods made from wheat include various staples and dishes that are popular in the country. Wheat is a very versatile grain and can be used to make a variety of different foods. Some of the most common Nigerian foods made from wheat include bread, porridge, and various stews and soups. Wheat is also used in the production of alcohol, wheat beer is a popular type of beer in Nigeria, and wheat is used to make a variety of other alcoholic beverages, including spirits and liqueurs.

Potatoes are a starchy, tuberous crop from the Solanaceae family. The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber. In the Andes, where the species is indigenous, there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. They were introduced to Europe in the second half of the 16th century by the Spanish and quickly became a staple food there and throughout the world. The potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice. It is a staple food in many parts of the world, especially in Europe and the Americas, where it is consumed boiled, mashed, or baked. Fried potatoes are also a popular food.

Potatoes can help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.

Eating potatoes has been shown to have a number of health benefits. For one, potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help with digestive health and regularity. Additionally, potatoes are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B. Potatoes have also been shown to have a number of other health benefits. For instance, they have been shown to help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and improve blood sugar control. Additionally, potatoes can help reduce the risk of some types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer. So, if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious food to add to your diet, consider potatoes!


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Ask Nigeria
21 days ago

Potato puree being used in place of wheatMany Nigerians making the change due to the rise in wheat costs.Express your point of view.

theApr
Member
19 days ago

So potatoes can be used instead if wheat? Sound nice though. Terrorism and lackadaisical attitude of the government towards it crippled our agriculture tbh

SarahDiv
Member
19 days ago

Terrorism and insecurity has crippled agricultural activities in Nigeria contributing to the scarcity of wheat in Nigeria. Government need to do the needful to address this insecurity in Nigeria. Thanks to Potatoes that can be use in place of wheat to produce most of our breads, cakes etc.needs.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
19 days ago

The production of wheat is low and the consuming is high that makes the price high so people can’t afford the price. Potato will serve as place of wheat because it contribute much to the body and it will come at affordable. It is beneficial for us that potatoes can be use instead of wheat.
The government should do something quickly regarding the replacement of potato in place of wheat.

Last edited 19 days ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Hassan Isa
Member
19 days ago

Because potatoes are a good source of dietary fibre, which can help with digestive health and regularity, they are an ideal substitute for wheat, and switching to potatoes should be strongly considered.

Chibuzor
Member
19 days ago

Think about adding potatoes to your diet if you’re seeking a dish that’s not only delicious but also good for you because it is endowed with so many nutritious entities, and that’s why it is sought after.

Khalifa001
Member
19 days ago

With the increase in price of wheat people are now changing interests to potatoes I also think potatoes are better and cheaper both have advantages like potatoes help in fighting heart attack

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
19 days ago

The majority of people have converted most of the land to houses and other buildings, which is one of the many causes that has contributed to the decrease in the area of land accessible for wheat production.

Kazeem1
Member
19 days ago

This is because the government has been selling wheat at lower rates than the market, which has resulted in a rise in demand and, consequently, higher prices.

Adesanyaj72
Member
19 days ago

I don’t know why people prefer wheat to potato. Personally I think potato’s taste is ways better than wheat. No doubts, wheat is nutritious but then potatoes has equal benefits or even more , so why should we be stressing ourselves over wheat when there’s nutritious sweet potato.

Tolaniiii
Member
19 days ago

This potato is highly recommended for young and old . But it will benefit the older ones the most as it reduces the risk of heart disease , stroke and blood pressure.

Last edited 19 days ago by Tolaniiii
Remi1
Member
19 days ago

Our government’s decision to import wheat has also contributed to its increased price and people’s diversion to Potato puree. I don’t see why they are allowing people to import what we can grow here.

DimOla
Member
19 days ago

Thanks to increase in the price of wheat we may never know how nutritionally rich our potatoes puree is. With this increase in price and too many on wheat it is always good to try other sources of food that is applicable to similar needs.

Yomii
Member
19 days ago

In recent years, there has been a shortage of wheat due to the unfavourable weather conditions that have persisted in key wheat-producing regions such as Benue, Kano, and other similar places.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
19 days ago

Some people’s income are increasing, so their consumption will also increase and this can be another reason for the increase in demand for wheat.

Taiwoo
Member
19 days ago

The country’s population is rising at a very fast rate so the demand for potato purer would definitely rise; the government should sort it out by helping farmers.

Bola12
Member
19 days ago

With this benefits attached to potato there’s no reason why people should not go for it personally I feel potato tastes better than wheat. People should consume potato for now, when the demand for wheat decreases there’s tendency for the price to reduce to.

Christiana
Member
19 days ago

There no doubt that wheat is nutritious but since the price is increasing everyday switching to potato won’t be that bad since it has quite a number of benefits.

Mercy unisex saloon
Member
19 days ago

Potato is a very important food source for people around the globe. Over 400 different kinds of potatoes around the globe. Nigerians are a very resourceful people who will try alternative measure in solving their problem. The use of potatoes in Nigeria is not new methods but historical. We used potatoes for various reasons including food supply, feeding farm animals etc. Availability of potatoes will not allow us to solely depend on wheat. Wheat is expensive and very high on demands.

Adeolastan
Member
19 days ago

This article is well detail for people to know the benefit of eating potatoes which is almost as good as eating wheat,nowadays wheat has become very expensive because of it health benefit and it is not affordable for ordinary people to buy .

Ultra0711
Member
19 days ago

It is beneficial for us that potatoes can be use instead of wheat. With this we need to up the production of potatoes so as to not experience what we do with wheat, seeing the price increase drastically.

Tonerol10
Member
19 days ago

Due to increase in population, the price of wheat increase and people are changing to Potato puree. The reason is not population. Government don’t have good plan for agriculture in this country. Food should not be the problem of this country.

AN-Abiodun
Member
19 days ago

The diversification from wheat to potatoes is good, and this shows that we are progressing in the farming sector.

It’s good that potatoes can help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.

However, we should beware so it doesn’t contribute much sugar to the body.

Abusi
Member
19 days ago

The government should do something quickly regarding the replacement of potato puree in place of wheat. The farmers must find it difficult to not provide wheat for consumption. They should look into it quickly, wheat needs to be in circulation.

AN-Usman
Member
19 days ago

Potato contribute many to the health of human being if it is well utilize it will give more health to the body. The productivity of wheat is low and the consuming is high that make the price high so people can’t be able to afford the price. Potato’s can also serve as place of wheat because it contribute much to the body and it will be cheap that going for wheat

Haykaylyon26
Member
19 days ago

Wheat is part of food Nigerian consume much but due to the price rate most people can’t afford it and the productivity of it is low so that why the price rate is high, as been said potato can be used in place of wheat because potato as many source on how it help the health of people, it serve many purpose which is good for the body so if wheat can’t be afford potato will do much better

jdpumping
Member
19 days ago

jWheat is a very good food especially for the elderly because of its nutritional values,but due to the increase in price of food stuffs and with same salary scale not changing colitizens needs to improvise which they find solace in eating potato puree that even has a better nutritional value and way cheaper

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