Sacha Inchi Protein Powder - Raw Organic

High-protein amazonic superfood

  • sacha inchi fruit
  • sacha inchi seeds
  • sacha inchi seeds

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Certified Quality

  • Min 59% Protein content
  • Organic Certified
  • Vegan
  • Raw
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Low-GI
  • GMO Free

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Botanical Name: Plukenetia volubilis

Protein Rich Superfood Powder


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

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sacha inchi plant with fruits

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.

Sacha Inchi Protein Powder Nutrition Table Per Serve (10g) Per 100g
Energy 168.6kJ 1686.2kJ
Protein 6.3g 62.6g
Fat-total 0.9g 8.9g
   - saturated 0.1g 0.8g
   - cholesterol 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrate 1.8g 18.2g
   - sugars 0.5g 5.5g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 14.3g
 Sodium 0.1mg 4.3mg
 Calcium 48.2mg 482.0mg
Iron 0.7mg 7.0mg

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Posted by David on 05/01/2017
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Supercritical CO2 extraction of omega-3 rich oil from Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) seeds

Luis A. Follegatti-Romeroa, Carla R. Piantinoa, Renato Grimaldib, Fernando A. Cabrala

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896844609001119

ISOLATION OF PROTEINS FROM SACHA INCHI - PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS IN PRESENCE OF WATER AND SALT QUINTEROS MF, VILCACUNDO R, CARPIO C, CARRILLO W*

https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/11007/9683

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
SACHA-000250 SACHA INCHI POWDER 5KG (COMMING SOON) 5KG SINGLE BAG

Presentations

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Sacha Inchi Powder - Raw Organic

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Figures depicting sacha inchi found in Mocha and Chimu tombs (3000-5000B.C)

  • May 2017

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