The foods of Ghana The typical Ghanaian staples in the south include cassava and plantain, FuFu, Kinkey and Bankou. In the northern parts of the country, their main staples include millet and sorghum. Yam, maize and beans aroused across the country as staple foods. . Crops such as peanuts and Coco-Yam are also important in the local cuisine. . With the advent of modernization and colonialism, imported crops such as rice and wheat have been increasingly incorporated in Ghanaian cuisine. .