Kuli Kuli: Health Benefits, Nutrition & All You Need To Know

The Legendary Kuli- Kuli Snack

If you adopt healthy eating habits, one of your goals is probably to remove sugary snacks from your diet. And if our guess is right, most people think Kuli Kuli is all sugar and therefore not healthy. Kulii kuli may be considered a poor man’s food because of how cheap they are, but it has many health benefits anyone should not ignore. It’s a healthy snack that contains so many essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Well, you’re about to discover amazing stuff about the legendary Crunchy Kuli Kuli snack. In this journey, we will explore the facts and play a little bit around the most interesting things we didn’t know about our favourite Naija snack. Welcome on board!

What Does Kuli Kuli Mean?

Simply, it just means Groundnut or Peanut Cake in English. The word “Kuli Kuli” has a Hausa meaning which is where this delicious snack first originated from. Although there may be divergent views on the exact meaning of Kuli Kuli, the most common way to explain Kuli Kuli is probably just to Cool-ly call it “groundnut/peanut cakes or cookies”. 

Origin and History of Kuli Kuli

Once again, there is always this tussle on where our favourite local snacks come from. Just like Donkwa balls, Kuli Kuli also has different home origins and delicacy, especially in neighbouring West African countries. For example, apart from Nigeria, Kuli Kuli is a very popular snack in Benin Republic, Ghana, and northern Cameroon. These countries claim ownership of origin on this snack.  But we can’t always drag matters with our African brothers on who first made Kuli Kuli. Even the most factual fingers point at the Nupe people (an ethnic native group to the Middle Belt of Nigeria -more specifically Niger State) to be the first makers of KuliKuli. No wahala sha. Kuli Kuli for Africa!

What Does Kuli Kuli Taste Like?

Crunchy! Spicy! Yummy Delicious!  Sweet taste of pure nutty treat! If you missed eating this snack at childhood, you really missed. Ever eaten chocolate cakes without those colorings? That’s the nearest taste we can describe for you. If you haven’t eaten Kuli Kuli before, you should try one now to sparkle your tastebuds!

What is Kuli Kuli made of?

It is absolutely made with peanut, but preparing it requires some special tricks though. Kuli Kuli is made from dry roasted peanuts/groundnuts, which is then ground into semi-paste, mixed with selected spices and deep-fried until it hardens.

Is Kuli Kuli Healthy For You?

When moderately eaten, Kuli Kuli is healthy for you. Naturally, it is highly proteinous and contains essential nutrients that make your body function well. Apart from the fact it is made with groundnut oil and deep-fried, you shouldn’t have to worry about heavy health implications Kuli Kuli may have on you. 

Amazing Health Facts of Kuli Kuli 

  • Rich source of protein

Proteins are important for the good functioning of our body. The main functions of protein found in Kuli Kuli are to strengthen, repair, or replace worn-out tissue. Kuli kuli are good sources of protein and, when consumed, it generally promotes good health.
  • Good sources of vitamins

Kuli kuli contains vitamins like vitamin A, E, C, B6, B12, and others.  Vitamins help your body in fighting against diseases and boosts immunity. For example, Kuli Kuli also contains an antioxidant called resveratrol which fights cancer.
  • Rich in calcium and magnesium

Kuli kuli contains calcium, which strengthens bones and teeth. This healthy Nigerian snack is also rich in magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral with various important functions, and interestingly too, enough magnesium intake protects against heart diseases.
  • Great for weight loss

Kuli kuli also helps in weight loss as It is also a healthy Nigerian snack for weight loss because it can keep you full and reduce appetite. The high content of protein and monounsaturated fat in kuli kuli can equally increase calorie burning, thereby helping in weight management. 
  • Good for pregnant women

Another health benefit of kuli kuli is that it is good for pregnancy.  This Northern Nigerian Peanut Cake snack has vitamin B9 or folic acid, which has many important functions and is especially useful during pregnancy; such as preventing neural tube defects in babies.  

What Can I Eat With Kuli Kuli?

You can eat Kuli Kuli just like that or serve with a mixture of garri flakes (or gari), sugar and water. Better still, you can snack delicious Kuli-kuli with koko or fura. Sometimes, kuli-kuli is crushed just before added to a salad. It can add a lot of taste and crunch in your seasoning too. But most importantly, if you’re looking for the perfect drink combo that goes with Kuli Kuli, then Smoothies are our most recommended drink! Or maybe yoghurts too (what a Healthy match!)

Where can you buy Kuli Kuli in Lagos/Nigeria?

Buy healthy Kuli Kuli (Peanut Bars) from Green Baskit. We are Nigeria’s No.1 Most Healthy Snack store online and your go-to brand if you really want to eat clean, healthy and delicious Kuli Kuli in Lagos and Nigeria generally. We sell Kuli Kuli in wholesales too. We recommend our wholesale prices for individuals hosting or organizing events and ceremonies, for offices, and finally to the real wholesalers who buy and sell Kuli Kuli in bulk. 

How can you prepare Kuli Kuli?

Here are the steps on how to prepare kuli kuli:


· 1 cup of peeled, salted and roasted groundnuts · 1 spoon of ground pepper · 1 spoon of ginger powder · Groundnut oil.


1. Roast the groundnut and ground to make a paste. 2. Add spices like salt and pepper to the paste and mix properly. 3. Remove excess oil from the paste by squeezing. 4. Mold paste into desired your shapes and fry in groundnut oil 5. Allow to cool before serving.  For more tips and tutorials on how to make Kuli Kuli, watch here>> https://youtu.be/2SbVei0PZqM   

General Questions about Kuli Kuli


How Many Kuli Kuli Are In A Pack?

There are about 35 Kuli Kuli rolls per pack, depending on the size of Kuli Kuli we made. A healthy recommended serving is 1 and half pack of Kuli Kuli, depending on the size.

How Do You Store Kuli Kuli?

To maintain the fresh taste of our Kuli Kuli rolls, make sure you store them in an airtight container and keep them in a cool, dry place. If they’re already shelled, keep them in the refrigerator or freezer.

Can I Eat Kuli Kuli Every Day?

As long as you’re not allergic to peanuts, groundnuts and anything nuts generally, you can absolutely eat Kuli Kuli every day, and at any mealtime. These Peanut Bars have dietary fat and cholesterol levels which provide profound health benefits such as the reduced risk of heart disease. Kuli Kuli gives your body ample amounts of protein as well, especially for those who love consuming light snacks. 

What Is the Right Time to Eat Kuli Kuli?

You can eat it any time of the day, but some health experts recommend the best time to eat Kuli Kuli is in the morning. Adding Kuli Kuli (or Peanut cakes) to your breakfast may help you regulate blood sugar better, which will help you maintain energy levels throughout the day. Kuli Kuli makes a great afternoon snack as well.


For reading up to this point, you deserve to treat yourself good with our crunchy, delicious and healthy Kuli Kuli rolls. Don’t just snack on whatever thing called Kuli Kuli. Sometimes, any type of Kuli Kuli isn’t always healthy for you. We have carefully processed ours to make sure it’s fresh, clean and even more delicious to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals.
Place an order now to sparkle your tastebuds! 


Kuli Kuli (Nigerian Peanut Cake/ Bars)




  1. Really interesting tip. Thanks

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  2. Can kulikuli cause rashes or itching please?

    1. No it doesn’t

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