Sacha inchi seeds are native to the Amazon rainforest and have been cultivated and consumed for centuries in Peru under the name Inca Peanut. They are the fruit of the sacha inchi plants, herbaceous vines that produce star-shaped green pods, which yield edible seeds.
Sacha Inchi seeds are referred to as a superfood because they contain the richest source of Omega 3 on the planet. They contain 7000 mg of heart healthy Omega 3 per ounce, 13 times that of wild salmon. They also contain 8 grams of highly digestible protein per ounce, 5 grams of fiber per ounce, a high concentration of powerful antioxidants, and are an abundant source of tryptophan (more than 8 times that of roasted turkey) which helps promote positive mood.
As is often true in nature, balance is essential. Your body needs both omega-3s and omega-6s, but in the right ratios. For millions of years, humans have eaten foods with omega-3/omega-6 ratio of about 2:1. Over the past 75 years, omega-6s in the diet have soared. The main source of these omega-6s are vegetable oils, processed foods, fish and grain-fed beef.
Modern science shows us that inflammation is the root of todays most dangerous health threats. Inflammation is your bodys response to injury, irritation or invasion by germs. Sacha Inchi is one of the most powerful inflammation fighters ever discovered. Its highly concentrated omega-3s and antioxidants turn off inflammation like a switch.
The latest research on omega-3s uncovered two powerful inflammation fighters: resolvins and protectins. Groundbreaking work published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Immunology shows these safe and natural nutrients to go to work almost immediately. Unlike many omega-3 supplements, the potent omega-3s in Sacha Inchi are easy to digest and fully absorbed by the body. The British Journal of Nutrition found, after a comprehensive study, that those who consumed the highest levels of omega-3s had the strongest bones and better joint comfort. New findings show a powerful connection between mental health and a severe lack of omega-3s.
Pound for pound, Sacha Inchi has one of the highest levels of protein, omega-3s, amino acids, and inflammation fighters on Earth. It is also famous for having the lowest levels of saturated fat.