The consumption of the native plant Sacha Inchi known as ‘the man of the Incas’ is very important for food, with high contents of oils and proteins.
The seed is native to the Peruvian jungle where it is found in: San Martin, Ucayali, Amazonas, Madre de Dios and Loreto. Today it has been seen in the San Martin Region and is one of the promising plants for the Amazon. Its fruits are capsules of 3 to 5 cm in diameter, with a characteristic of star, from four to seven points. Its green color changes to brown in mature state.
Sacha Inchi is the richest in unsaturated fatty acids, reaches up to 93.6%, has a high content of omega 3 (more than 48%), omega 6 (36%) and omega 9 (8%). It contains antioxidants, vitamin A and alpha tocopherol and vitamin E. It contains a low amount of saturated fatty acids, 6.39% on average, 3.85% palmitic and 2.54% stearic
The byproducts of sacha inchi offer a wide range of uses:
- Alimentary (snacks, oil)
- Nutraceutical (food supplements)
Sacha Inchi Oil
It helps to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, collaborating in the reduction of the cardiovascular problems, so present in the last decade due to an excessive feeding in bad fats.The Sacha Inchi is ideal to improve the diet of children, youth and adults; recovery of patients, special in the diet of the elderly.
Benefits of Sacha Inchi Oil Consumption
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Regulate blood pressure.
- Controls and reduces cholesterol.
- Help to lose weight.
- Reduce hormonal problems in women.
- Combat tiredness, stress, nervous or mental exhaustion, insomnia.
- Its vitamin E content makes it possible to prevent hair care. In addition to maintaining healthy skin (especially sensitive ones, dehydrated, dry, including inflammation and irritation).
Sacha Inchi Flour
Sacha inchi flour is a protein and energizing food; It has a high concentration of vitamins A and E, which give it antioxidant characteristics. The combination of its components makes it ideal to strengthen the body. Due to its high concentration of proteins of vegetable origin, it is recommended for people who perform physical activity and high performance athletes. It is also an ideal protein alternative for vegetarians and a good source of protein and antioxidants for seniors.