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.
The Sacha Inchi herb plant is indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon Forest, and produces small nuts that are extremely rich in high quality, nutritious vegetable oil.
Sacha Inchi oil was awarded the gold medal for excellent organoleptic qualities at the World Edible Oils competition in Paris, in 2004.
Sacha Inchi oil is valued as a nutritional supplement because it 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 contains no cholesterol.
This oil is the perfect supplement for people that do not eat fish or enough Omega-rich vegetables. It contains antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol). It is high in protein, and rich in essential and non-essential amino acids that are important for good health.
Sacha Inchi oil is highly digestible (96%), and does not cause gas or irritation, like some other oils. It contains no additives, or preservatives. Sacha Inchi has a distinctive, delicious flavor, and aroma. It is also an excellent dressing on
salads and other foods…