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Sacha Inchi Oil 250 ml, Cold Pressed, Virgin & Certified Organic
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Ingredient: 100% Pure Certified Organic Cold-Pressed Virgin Sacha Inchi Oil. No GMOs, no preservatives, no Trans Fats, no colors or dyes, no MSG, no flavor enhancers. The one and only ingredient is Organic Sacha Inchi Oil, with absolutely nothing else added to it. Packed in green glass bottle with easy pour spout.
Price: $18.95

Product Code: SACHA


Sacha Inchi Oil

Sacha Inchi Oil has been consumed for thousands of years in the Amazon. These days, it’s considered a superfood due to its abundance of tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds, as well as healthy fats. It’s a beautiful, light golden oil that has a flavor similar to sesame or almond oil, with a bit more zest!

The Amazon Rainforest is home to thousands of species of truly extraordinary plants, many with potent nutritional benefits and healing properties. One such plant is the Plukenetia Volubilis, a tropical fruit that produces a seed known as sacha inchi or the Inca Nut. Native to South America and the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, this remarkable plant has been cultivated and used as food for thousands of years in the Amazon. Once the fruit ripens, it is left on the plant to dry and harden into seeds which become edible when roasted, producing a look and flavor similar to roasted nuts. Sacha Inchi Oil was virtually unknown in the US until the nutritional profile of this seed propelled it into the category of a true “Super Food”.

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that must be consumed through diet since our bodies cannot produce them. Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated; they include both omega 3s and omega 6s. Sacha inchi contains one of the primary forms of omega 3s called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), found in plants. The other two forms are called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which are mainly found in oily fish and shellfish. Specifically, it is DHA and EFA which are associated with so many health benefits.

Eating roasted sacha inchi seeds is similar to eating almonds with a not unpleasant, slightly bitter taste, much like eating roasted sesame seeds. The oil is mild in flavor, reminiscent of almond, olive and sesame oil. It makes delicious salad dressings, dips, and spreads. It’s wonderful when drizzled onto French or sourdough bread, and makes a great homemade, buttery spread when blended with equal amounts of softened butter. You can use it on its own or blended with other oils such as olive, sesame and avocado. Just remember that all polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3 are very sensitive to light and heat, making them highly unstable and prone to rancidity. They are not recommended for cooking, sautéing or frying and should always be used in their natural, freshly pressed state. After opening, store the oil in the refrigerator.