Olu Olu Foods

Poundo Iyan

Pounded yam or Íyàn is a Nigerian staple food, that is native to the several ethnic groups. It is a traditional meal, and is prepared by pounding boiled yam with a mortar and pestle. Pound ‘ol Iyan flour is similar to mashed potatoes but heavier. It is a smooth and tasty delicacy traditionally eaten with stews, soups or gravy. 


Energy, 1464 kJ / 346 kcal (17.3% daily intake)
Fat, 2.8g (1%)
- of which: Saturates, 1.2g (1%)
Carbohydrate, 78g (31%)
- of which: Sugars, 1g (1%)
Fibre, 7.4g (4.3%)
Protein, 6.2g (13.6%)
Salt, 0g (0%)

INGREDIENTS: Potato flour, rice flour, corn starch and potato starch.


To create a delicious and highly nutritious meal. Boil 3/4 cup of water or fresh milk in a saucepan. Add 1 tsp of Coconut Oil, 1tsp of Honey and 1/3 cup of Poundo Iyan flour; and stir well till a lump free dough is formed. Add another 1/2 cup of water to the dough, reduce the heat and cover. Leave to cook for a further 3-5 minutes. Knead the dough again until smooth and velvety. Serve hot with a stew or accompaniment of your choice.


  • BAKE: add to your cake or bread mix for added nutrition
  • STEAM: use to make steamed buns or to prepare dumplings
  • FRY: add to your pancake mix for extra richness and nutrition
  • MASH: use as a mash potato alternative or add to your mash mix


  • ENERGY YIELDING: the high percentage of carbohydrates, makes this flour a good source of energy. 
  • DIETARY FIBER: this flours high dietary fiber aids in digestion and prevents any form of constipation 
  • HIGH IN MINERALS: yam flour provides the body with minerals such as iron, potassium and others. 
  • LOW CHOLESTEROL: contains nutrients that contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels