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What is Sacha Inchi?

Sacha inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis Linneo) is an oily seed (nut) that thrives in Peruvian jungles, growing in altitudes ranging from 80 to 1700 meters. For thousands of years, Amazonian tribes have cultivated it in the rainforests. Even the Incas learned about and valued it, along with other nutritious crops, and it is from there we get its common name: the Inca peanut, yet it is also known by other names, like sacha mani, mani del monte, or mani jibaro.

The sacha inchi nut has a very high oil content, more than 50%, and is the world’s greatest vegetable source for polyunsaturated fat. The average composition contains Omega 3 (an essential α-linolenic fatty acid – 48.6%), Omega 6 (an essential linolenic fatty acid – 36.8%), Omega 9 (oleic acid – 8.3%), a high percentage of proteins (33%), antioxidants (50%), and the lowest amount of saturated fat (6.4%).


 

60% of our brain

is comprised of lipids, and it amasses the highest amount of cells rich in essential fatty acids.

 

Sacha Inchi oil

is the best source of essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) in the world.

 

Post-partum depression

is associated with deficiency of essential fatty acids from the mother.


 

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