Introducing Arewa Blu Staples: Keeping Northern Nigerian Culinary Heritage Alive

Born and raised in the bustling city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in Nigeria’s North Eastern region, Hannatu Abdullahi Idris has exposed to diverse cultures at a young age thanks to her parents who were both civil servants. Growing up as the only daughter among four siblings, she was naturally curious and eager to try different types of food. Her love for food was further cultivated by her mother, who was an exceptional cook with a passion for experimenting with different ingredients and methods to create exquisite dishes.

With every trip that the family took, they returned home with unique food ingredients, condiments, and recipes that they would try out and perfect. Over the years, Hannatu developed a vast knowledge of food, including ingredients, their origins, processing methods, and classic meal combinations. Her expertise in the field earned her a reputation among friends and family who often sought her advice on where to source rare food items.

Hannatu’s passion for food and her desire to preserve traditional culinary heritage inspired her to start Arewa Blu Staples, a registered food company dedicated to bringing the best of Northern Nigerian cuisine to the world. The name, which translates to “Foods indigenous to the Northern parts of Nigeria,” reflects the company’s mission to promote the rich culinary heritage of Nigeria’s 19 Northern states.

The company specializes in providing authentic food ingredients, spices, condiments, and sweets that are made from raw materials packed with essential nutrients, including grains, seeds, tubers, oils, pastes, spices, and sweets such as rice, beans, hibiscus, cinnamon, ghee, groundnut, alkaki, wheat, and more. Arewa Blu Staples is committed to working closely with customers to provide customized services and to solve the biggest meal prep problem of finding the right ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for local food, spices, sweets, or drinks, Arewa Blu Staples has got you covered. With their dedication to excellence and commitment to providing the very best products and services, you can be confident that you’re getting only the best when you choose Arewa Blu Staples. To place an order or for more information, visit their website at, or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

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