The Sacha Inchi plant has been known by the natives of Peru and other indigenous people of the Amazon basin for several thousand years. In fact, historians believe the plant was used by pre-Incas and the Incas over 3000 years ago, which is evident from the interpretation of the plant on vessels in Incan tombs. Chancas Indians and other tribal groups of the region extract oil from the seeds which is used for the preparation of various meals. Roasted seeds and cooked leaves are also an important component of their diets.
Valued as a superfood, Sacha Inchi contains a high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it an excellent source for Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and Omega 6 (linoleic acid). It has a naturally higher concentration of essential fatty acids (approximately 90%), with 48% being Omega-3, 33% Omega-6 and 9% non-essential Omega-9. Sacha Inchi is one of the highest plant sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids known. Sacha Inchi is the perfect supplement for people that do not eat fish or enough Omega-rich vegetables.
Sacha Inchi is also rich in protein, fiber, antioxidant Vitamins A (Beta Carotene) and Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol).
Sacha Inchi is highly digestible (96%), and does not cause gas or irritation, like some other oils. It contains no additives, preservatives or cholesterol.
Sacha Inchi oil has a distinctive, delicious flavor, and aroma. With no additives or preservatives, our oil boasts a vibrant yellow color with a mild flavor with a nutty finish.
The oil can be used for spreading over salads, or lightly seasoning vegetables. It can also be used to make delicious marinades. It is similar to olive oil, but with a lighter taste. The oil is not suitable for cooking as heat destroys the omega 3.
100% Cold Pressed Sacha Inchi (Plunkentia volubilis linneo) Oil