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Sacha Inchi

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Basic information

Sacha Inchi is an oleaginous plant originally from the Peruvian Amazon and it is known as the Inca peanut because of its importance during the empire. It is also known as peanut of the mountain. Its seeds contain one of the most important sources of Omega 3, 6 and 9 in the world, over the so called blue fish. Extraordinary oil considered an essential fa¢y acid for life.

Seasonal availability

Harvest: six to eight months after transplantation.

Human health benefits

- Helps to counteract problems related to irritable bowel syndrome and fa¢y liver.

- Benefits the reduction of bad cholesterol in the blood (LDL) and stimulates the increase of good cholesterol (HDL).

- Regulates the arterial pressure, preventing arterial thrombosis and myocardial infarction.

- Reduces triglycerides, improving the blood flow.

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Nutritional value

Componentes / Components Hamaker (1992)
Per 100g /
Mejía (1997)
Per 100 g
Humedad Moisture 5,63 6,37
Proteínas Proteins 24,39 24,21
Grasa Fat 43,27 51,40
Fibra Fiber 16,53 11,30
Ceniza Ash 7,72 2,69
Carbohidratos Carbohydrates 2,8 4,03

Geographical distribution