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Actually plantain Chips are crunchy Nigerian snacks that are made with either unripe or ripe plantains. The plantain chips that are made with ripe plantains are deep yellow in color while the once made with unripe plantains are bright yellow in color. Plantain chips are also known as sweet banana chips and it is great and healthy for all ages. One of the easiest business you can start in Nigeria to generate quick cash is plantain chips production business. The reasons why plantain chips production business is very easy to set up is because plantain chips is a snacks that is widely eaten by all Nigerians.

Plantain chips production business startup capital requirement is low and you don’t really need to rent a shop to start the business, also plantain is readily available in the country, most especially in places like Lagos, and South/Middle belt regions of Nigeria.

In this business with a capital of about #20,000, you can generate an income of at least #15,000 per day if you are able to produce 1,000 packets of plantain chips on a daily basis. Plantain chips production business is a business you can hardly lose money if you invest in it. Venturing into plantain chips business is not a bad ideal, it is really a good source of income.


Things you need to make Plantain Chips

1.    You need plantains either ripe or unripe.

2.    You need vegetable oil for frying.

3.    You need salt to taste.

4.    You need grinded ginger (this one is optional) 

5.    You need grinded garlic (this one is optional)

6.    You need grinded pepper (this one is optional)



The preparation

1.    You have to wash and peel the plantain.

2.    You have to slice the plantain into a bowl of water. You can use a vegetable slicer to make it equal, the water in the bowl will help to prevent the plantain slices from changing color.

3.    Then add salt to taste and stir.

4.    You have to transfer the plantain slices to a sieve to drain the water.

5.    You can add the grinded pepper, garlic and ginger if necessary.

6.    Put on your gas cooker or Stove.

7.    Put your vegetable oil into a frying pan and put the frying pan on your gas cooker or Stove to make the vegetable oil hot.

8.     Start frying the plantain slices, make sure you don’t make it too brownish in color.


Your marketing strategy

You can really make your plantain chips very tasty by adding some other ingredients apart from the normal chips seen on the streets. You can add a little of garlic, ginger and pepper to it, this will actually make your customers ask for more, leading to more turnover at the end of the month.



To advertise your plantain chips you can start by telling your neighbors, colleagues in the office by showing them a sample of your chips. You can print a label on your plantain chips with your company name on it, social Medias like facebook and twitter is another good place to market your plantain chips business.

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