What is Sacha Inchi? Find Out the Benefits of This Super Seed!
The benefits of sacha inchi are many, earning this nutrient-dense nut-flavoured jungle seed its superfood status.
We hope you enjoy learning more about this wonderful food native to South America!
Everything You Need to Know About Sacha Inchi
What is Sacha Inchi?
The plant, Sacha Inchi or Plukenetia Volubilis bears star-shaped seed pods that can produce 400-500 seeds annually! The pods are harvested and then dried or gently roasted before being processed. Most commonly sacha inchi is ground up, like our new plant-based protein powder, and enjoyed in a shake or smoothie!
Where are Sacha Inchi Plants Found?
Native to the Amazon Rainforest of Peru, the Plukenetia Volubilis is a tropical plant that locals have been eating for over 3,000 years! It’s only now just gaining popularity, especially if you’re plant-based, as it’s naturally abundant in omegas.
Nutritional Profile of Sacha Inchi Seeds
Sacha Inchi has a dynamic nutritional profile that can complement any diet. Here are just some of the reasons why sacha inchi is so amazing for you; in a one-ounce serving you’ll find:
- 190 calories
- 8g of complete protein (has all 9 essential amino acids)
- Including being rich in the amino acid, tryptophan, which promotes better sleep and regulates moods.
- 5g of fibre
- Rich in healthy omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids
- Full of protective antioxidants, like Vitamin A and E.
Potential Health Benefits of Sacha Inchi
Some of the proven health benefits of sacha inchi are:
Omega 3 EFS's are important for strong bones by increasing calcium intake. Omega-3s also support heart, brain and general function while omega-6s help to supply the body with energy.
Incorporating Sacha Inchi Into Your Diet
Now that you know all the health benefits of sacha inchi, let’s talk about how to introduce this nutty seed into your diet.
Smoothies are a great way to get extra nutrition into your diet, especially when you add Perfect Supplements to them 😊
I hope you enjoyed this article today and you feel like it added value to your day and if you're looking for a way to try Sacha Inchi powder, you can find it in the Perfect Organic Plant Protein.