Achi, Soup Thickener - Paint

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Achi, Soup Thickener - Paint

Achi seed is botanically called “Brachystegia Eurycoma”, It is commonly used in the eastern part of Nigeria by the Igbos, the Akwa-Ibom/calabars. When the seed is grounded, the Achi powder is added to traditional soups and dishes.

The Igbos commonly call it Achi while the Akwa-Ibom/calabars call it “Akpa”. The seed is dry, flat & round in shape. It is an emulsifier and thickener for traditional soups in Nigeria. Once ground it is white brownish powder in colour.

Benefits of Achi

  • It is a very rich source of protein, carbohydrate, and crude fiber.
  • It has a high rate of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and sodium
  • It contains vitamin c, Vitamin b6, and provitamin A as beta-carotene
  • It is a flavourant
  • It is an excellent source of antioxidants                

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