Achi crop used as achi soup thickener is classified as legume with its pod containing seeds that are dicotyledonous. Achi seeds scientifically known as brachystegia eurycoma seed contains 56% carbohydrate, 15% crude fat, 9% protein, 4.5% ash, and 2.9% crude fiber.
In Nigeria, the seed flour is referred as achi soup thickener used for soup thickening and stabilizing agent and as emulsifying agent in food systems
Achi seed helps in maintaining the body temperature when consumed. The seed gum from Brachystegia eurycoma compared favourably with commercial gums used in the food industry and can be used as a binding agent in medicinal tablet formulation