The Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis linneo) plant is indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon Forest, and produces small nuts 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).
Ayni Foods Sacha Inchi Oil is 100% raw, cold pressed, and contains no additives, preservatives, or 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...
Health Benefits of Sacha Inchi Oil:
Recent findings have shown Sacha Inchi oil to help treat a variety of human health conditions:
Sacha Inchi oil contains no cholesterol, and the Omega 3, 6 and 9 contained in it helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels, and prevents blood clotting by keeping saturated fats mobile in the blood stream, which helps reduce the risk of coronary diseases.
Reduces triglyceride levels and hypertension.
Diabetes/ Weight Loss
Regulates blood sugar levels.
Depression/ Mental Health
This superfood is the subject of many fascinating studies involving the brain...
- Regulate nerve transmission and nerve communication.
- Maintain the fluidity and rigidity of cellular membranes.
Reduces arterial inflammation.
Skin/ Asthma/ Ulcers/ Migrane/ Glaucoma/ & Others
Sacha Inchi has been helpful in the treatment of many other health conditions...
- Bronchial Controling the sympthomatology of asthma in kids.
- Acting ace antioxidant agent.
- Regulates eyes pressure, joints and blood vessel conditions, and mediates immunological response.
- Transports network oxygen from blood cells to the tissues.
- Maintain proper kidney functioning and flow.
The Sacha Inchi plant has been known by the natives of Peru and other indigineous peoples of the Amazon basin for several thousand years. In fact, historians believe the plant has probably been used by pre-Incas and the Incas over 3000 years ago, which is evident from the interpretation of the plant on vessels in Incan tombs.
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.
High Concentration of Essential Fatty Acids and Omega 3
Sacha Inchi oil has a naturally higher concentration of essential fatty acids (84%), with more than 48% being Omega 3.
Sacha Inchi oil contains nothing that is toxic or damaging to good health, so there is no restriction on human consumption. Other oils rich in Omega 3, such as linseed and perilla, contain toxins and therefore are not allowed to be used for human consumption in some countries.
In addition to their high concentration of high quality oil, Sacha Inchi seeds are exceptionally high in quality protein, and are rich in essential amino acids, 96% of which is very easily digestible.
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