How to Make Nigerian Palm Oil

Published on January 29, 2019 by

Palm oil is the oldest and the most consumed oil in Nigeria. On BattaBox today, we will be taking you on a journey to Eredo Village in Ogun State to do expository research on how palm oil is made locally in Nigeria.

Enjoy this video and share in the comment section, your most interesting part of the process!

Before modern day civilization and large scale production of palm oil, the making & selling of palm oil for commercial purposes and for home consumption has been in existence.

People from the eastern and south-eastern part of Nigeria have a big knowledge of how to extract palm oil and sell to business people. These business people buy from the people in the rural areas and sell to consumers in urban centers.

In Eredo village, the people travel most time to the outskirt of the village to harvest ripe palm fruit so early in the morning. Considering the farm routes are not motorable, the farmers have to trek miles to reach their farms.

Palm oil in its pure state looks and also taste so nice and fresh. In this documentary, we uncover the whole processing from scratch to finish. From the palm kernel harvest until the palm oil is fully prepared and made.

Palm oil is actually extracted from the palm kernel originally and it is been extracted with its bunch from the palm tree. After harvesting from the tree, the bunch is left for 5 days to soften, then the bunch been beaten with a hard stick to make easy the palm fruit separation from it (the bunch).

After the separation have been done, the palm fruit is then poured into a drum with the sole purpose of boiling it for about 3 days to get it soft. When the palm fruit is soft, it is then poured into a ditch and being marched with the feet to get an extract of oil with the water. Then the oil is scooped on the surface and cooked again to separate the remaining shaft from the oil. After this, the oil is then sieved and the clean extract is then filled into the keg, ready for consumption.

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  • Linda Barry 1 year ago

    Very interesting๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸพThank you for sharing

  • Rosalina perez 1 year ago

    Unsanitary! Ppl feet all in it! No!!

    • Caslie Kirk 1 year ago

      Rosalina perez I was like wait hold up did she have her feet ๐Ÿฆถ in it ๐Ÿค” oh mine

  • Ever Young 1 year ago

    do u have any of their contact so they can work for me plz reply me

  • slim kevin 1 year ago

    Hard working women there are many ways of processing it in Nigeria

  • Maestro 1 year ago

    The way he climbed that tree so easily at 2:32 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

  • ColinsCity 1 year ago

    Wow this is a very labour intensive process , the feet thing didn’t bother me because wine is made in the same way in some vineyards, it’s nice to see the different ways to make things especially if it’s similar to the original ways ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Veronica G. 1 year ago

    I’m an oyibo very proud of my Igbo man and family. This reminds me of his village there in Nigeria โค๏ธ

  • breezenking 1 year ago

    Odunayo, try and find well established palm oil production in the city instead of this locally made. Just ordinary blender will crush all the fruits and they can use strainer to get the palm oil. Too much of processing time wasting.

  • Bonne Chance 1 year ago

    I watched palm oil production in villages in south south Nigeria. There was no leg/foot business in it. The palm fruit was crushed with a mortar and pestle or some machine for the purpose. No dirty feet or dirty wells. Big barrels or containers were used. The process is different. The method shown in this video is disgusting!


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