Achi seeds

Achi, A healthy thickener for Local Soup

Achi seed powder is a good source of carbohydrates and fibers.

It is used in flavoring soups and as a thickener for soups in Nigeria.

It is an emulsifier and thickener for traditional soups. Achi seed composed of minerals and vitamins.  When you grind Achi seed, you have Achi powder.

Achi is a thickener for soups. It can be used in place of ukpo,cocyam,yam flor,ofor etc

It is mostly used to thicken Oha, olugbo soup.

Achi is used to thicken soup, increase the viscosity of the soup without changing the other properties.

Achi is an excellent soup thickener.

It adds superior flavor to your soups.

Crude fiber is important in reducing blood cholesterol and moderating glucose response in diabetes.

Achi contain.

  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Vitamin B6
  • Beta Carotene
  • Benefits of Achi

1.Achi improves the digestive system

A 2009 study found that Brachystegia Eurycoma or Achi sed were high in crude fiber. Seeds that are rich in fiber helps to bulk up stools, making it easier to pass stool. Hence it improves the digestive system and maintain bowel health.

2. Lowers cholesterol level

In a study conducted in 2016 administration of Brachystegia eurycoma improved blood glucose levels, improve liver function profile, liver enzyme. It has lipid lowering activities.

3. It has anti diabetic properties.

A 2015 study found out that flavonoids such as catechin, rutin ,quercetin and kaempferol and phenolic acids were abundant in Achi seeds.  These flavonoids and phenolic acids decreased the level of fasting blood sugar in diabetic rats. Hence, it can be concluded that Achi seeds has impressive anti diabetic properties.

4. It may help to present Cancer

Achi seeds has been shown to inhibit cancer cells and tumor growth in a laboratory study. A 2019 study shown light on the preventive ability of Achi seeds in rats with colon cancer. The results showed that both dietary fiber and polyphenols in Achi seeds may contribute to its effect on colon cancer.

5. It has wound healing abilities

Achi seeds also act as a good source of protein, fibre,iron and calcium.

6. Achi seeds has antibacterial properties

Achi extract has been studied to prevent bacterial growth and reduce inflammatory responses that lead to disease progression. In a study conducted using Achi seed oil, it was shown that Achi seed oil has antibacterial effect against micro-organisms such as Escherichia Coli, Salmonella Typhi, Staphylococcus aureus.

7. It has analgesic properties

Achi seeds has a perfect analgesic property and can be used as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and relieve pain. Achi seeds are rich in potassium and magnesium which are good for muscle relaxation and nerve function.

8. Achi seeds is an immune booster.

It is used to treat common colds, coughs and other respiratory illnesses. it also supports healthy digestion by controlling the stomach acidity level.

9. Achi is a culinary enhancer.

A culinary enhancer is a substance that enhances flavor and other properties of soups, stews and foods.

it is normally in flour form. Culinary enhancers are used to enhance the viscosity of soups. It improves the rheological and functional properties of soups and convenience foods.

Achi flour Brachystegia Eurycoma has the following properties:
  • 10.25% of moisture
  • 12.77% of crude fiber
  • 10.52% crude fat
  • 1.48% Ash
  • 2.2% Crude fiber
  • 56.77% Starch content

Achi has a hydrocolloid powder.  Achi soup thickener is very rich in protein, carbohydrates and crude fiber.

It has a high rate of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and sodium.

Achi soup powder contain vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Beta Carotene.

It is a flavoring and excellent source of antioxidant.

Achi is a rich source of protein, carbohydrates and crude fiber. It is also a rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron and sodium.

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