Sacha Inchi Protein Powder - Raw Organic

High-protein amazonic superfood

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  • Organic Certified
  • Gluten - Free
  • Cane sugar - Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Low-GI
  • Vegan
  • GMO Free
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Botanical Name: Plukenetia volubilis

Pods from a majestic tree that grows in North Peru and Mexico


Sacha Inchi is a small oilseed that is found inside the fruit of the Plukenetia volubilis, a native plant to the Peruvian highlands. It is a shrub like, measuring up to two metres in height, flourishing at great altitudes and rainy weather. It produces little star shaped fruit capsules that turn from green to a darkish brown colour upon maturing.

In the inside, we find a few shells that are opened to obtain small seeds. These go through a sun drying to be ready to be eaten. Sacha Inchi can be consumed as an oil (cold pressed), as flour (extruded then ground), or simply in the nut form.

Sacha inchi has two mayor nutritional values: its high oleic quality and its elevated protein content: Omega 3, 6 and 9 are present in abundance, there is a low proportion of saturated fats and a near total composition of unsaturated fats. It is rich vitamins A and E.

Protein is found in about 65% in sacha inchi flour. It contains both essential and non-essential amino acids and it is highly digestible.

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This superfood has been around for thousands of years; Peruvian civilizations are known to have consumed it since 3000 BC, and later the Incas themselves. Sculptures depicting the fruit of the sacha inchi have been found in archaeological rests, which connotates the importance it had in their life.

Native communities of the area have been sustained continue to do so by this superfood. Ways to use: Use the nuts for salads, for your main dishes, for the dessert or simply as a snack. The oil is perfect for any use would give to other types of oil (olive, coconut), and the powder is ideal for blending with beverages of sprinkling on top of a dish.

Also, try using it as a gluten-free substitute for regular flour in baking.

mesquite tree branch

The fruit is picked from the tree, the shells are opened and the seeds are left to sundry. They are cold pressed to extract the oil, then the powder is obtained from the leftover cake through an extrusion.

Mesquite Powder Nutrition Table Per Serve (10g) Per 100g
Energy 159kJ 1590kJ
Protein 1.6g 16g
Fat-total 0.34g 3.4g
   - saturated 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 8g 80g
   - sugars 4.4g 44g
 Sodium 0.5mg 5mg

Great Mesquite! the best I have had so far.

Posted by Nathan on 05/01/2013
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Is Mesquite powder a raw food?

Yes, The ripe mesquite pods are dehydrated at a low temperature and ground into a fine powder. No high heat is involved during its process.

 


Is sacha inchi allergenic?

Because it is not a nut, people with nut allergies will not have a problem with it. However, it is possible that they are could be affected also with a seed allergy, although is not a common medical condition.

Packing Presentations

This product is available in the following packing presentations:


CODE DESCRIPTION UNIT SIZE U/BOX
MESQ-000250 MESQUITE POWDER 250G (COMMING SOON) 250G 20
MESQ-010000 MESQUITE POWDER 10KG BULK 10KG EA

Presentations

Mesquite Powder - (available soon)

250g

Mesquite Powder - Raw Organic

10Kg bulk

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Latest News

mexican indigenous ceremony

A sacred ceremony in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico honoring the Chichimeca culture. This region is natural habitat for Mesquite tree which grows in the dry fields and supplies valued pods to the local population.

  • July 2007

Pre-colonial diets offered indigenous cultures a well balanced diet including corn and plenty of other vegetables including ground mesquite pods. Modern Mexico still maintains many traditions from ancient cultures that keep rituals alive, such as honoring the gods and placing altars with food offerings on sacred ceremonies such as the one above.

Paolo Grossi in mexican indigenous ceremony

Paolo shares a moment with ceremony leader in Mineral de Pozos, celebrating the Chichimecada. San Luis Potosi is an arid zone in central Mexico where Mesquite grows natively and has been used by Nahua and Chichimeca cultures from ancient times.

  • July 2007

In modern times only one ethnic group is customarily referred to as Chichimecas, namely the Chichimeca Jonaz of whom a few thousand live in the state of Guanajuato and San Luis Potosi..