Survey on usage and consumption patterns of spices in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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Akinpelu, C.A
I.B Adesegun
Akinrinola A.O

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October 21, 2020

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A study was conducted in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria using a well structured questionnaire via purposive sampling techniques to determine the usage and consumption pattern of spices among the populace. Data were obtained from five (5) local government areas in the state namely;Ibadan North, Ibadan North- West , Ibadan South west, Iddo and egbeda Lcal Government Areas respectively. Eighty respondents made up of salary earners and self employed people were interviewed and data were analysed using descriptive statistics and chi-square test. Results showed that majority of the respondents or 83.5% were females while 53% were within the range of 31-50 years. The study also revealed that 48.1% of the respondents had an average family size of 5-8 people while 88.6% were mainly Yorubas and 19.4% constituted other tribes in the study area. The consumption pattern of spices showed that spices were mostly used in order; Parkia biglobossa>Onion>Garlic>Ginger. Also, the result of the chi-square test revealed that ethnicity had significant (p>0.05) influence on spices usage by the consumers in the study area.

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