Sacha Inchi seeds or nuts also called Inca Nuts (Plukenetia volubilis) are a relatively new nut that comes from South America. They are great for cardiovascular health, wonderful for good looking hair and skin, great weight loss, mood enhancement, plus they lower cholesterol and they are a powerful anti-inflammatory agent… and they taste great!
Where They Grow – They grow in the rainforests of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Suriname… and some call them Peruvian Super Food.
Food Source – Sacha Inchi seeds have been used as a great food source for over 3,000 years. The fruit of the Sachs Inchi tree is not edible but the seeds of the fruit are very tasty and have many health benefits.
Serotonin – Sacha Inchi seeds are a great source of tryptophan a protein which helps the brain to produce more serotonin for a peaceful feeling and for healing insomnia.
Weight Loss – Because Sacha Inchi helps to create more serotonin it also helps to suppress the appetite and lower food cravings.
Lowers Cholesterol and Trigs – Eating Sacha Inchi seeds is a wonderful way to lower cholesterol especially LDL or bad cholesterol and it also helps increase HDL or good cholesterol and lowers triglycerides.
Lowers Blood Pressure – Sacha Inchi seeds lower blood pressure making them great for this modern day and age of high blood pressure.
Eye Health – Sacha Inchi seeds and oils also are great for promoting eye health and preventing macular degeneration.
Skin – Sacha Inchi helps to prevent and slow the aging process of the skin thus preventing dry wrinkled skin.
Lots of Protein – Sacha Inchi seeds contain 9 grams of plant protein per oz which is a very high amount for a plant based food. Thus making Sachs Inchi seeds very important for vegetarians and vegans.
Anti-inflammatory – Sacha Inchi seeds also contain agents that help to decrease inflammation thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, arthritis, and cancer. And also helps to lower inflammation of the brain which causes fatigue, depression, and memory problems.
Fiber – Sacha Inchi seeds contain 5 grams (20% of our daily needs of fiber) of fiber per oz. Thus helping to provide a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria in our gut… thus boosting up our immune system. They contain twice the amount of fiber found in walnuts.
Lots of Omega 3, 6, and 9 Oils – Sacha Inchi contains lots of great Omega 3, 6, and 9 oils thus helping to decrease inflammation and create cardiovascular health. In fact Sacha Inchi seeds contain over 17 times the amount of Omega 3 oil found in salmon. They contain 6 grams of Omega 3 oil per ounce. And Sacha Inchi seeds have 3 times the amount of Omega 3 oil found in walnuts. Sacha Inchi are the all around best in providing lots of Omega 3 oils… better than almost any food.
Lowers Blood Sugar – Sacha Inchi helps to lower blood sugar levels because they contain lots of Omega 3 oils.
Taste – The seeds can be lightly roasted and are crunchy and have a nutty flavor that when lightly salted are wonderful for snacks, for salads… and for cooking.
Flour – The pulp of the seeds can be ground into a very high protein flour that can be used for making bread and other baked goods.
Oil – Sacha Inchi oil is light, nutty, and works just like olive oil for cooking and for salads.
Forms – Raw seeds, roasted seeds, Sacha Inchi oil, healing creams and cosmetics that contain Sacha Inchi oil can all be found.
Finding – If you google “Buy Sachs Inchi Seeds or Oil” lots of places that sell these wonderful seeds will come up. And they can be found on Amazon… plus they can be found at local health food stores.
Sustainable Natural Crop – Sachs Inchi seeds are a natural crop that comes from the rain forests areas of South America. They help to sustain our rain forests and create more oxygen for the planet… and they create income for tribal people in the area.
Try Sacha Inchi Nuts and Oils and help save our planet!
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