Commonly known as ‘Inca peanuts’, cultivated in the Amazon jungle and in the high mountains of the Andes of Peru, sacha inchi has formed part of the Inca diet for 3,000 years. The sacha inchi plant is a wild vine, with star-shaped seed pods. These 'Inca peanuts' are classified technically as seeds, not as nuts. Its high protein content and fatty acids make this product an excellent Super Food.
Grains and seeds
Sacha inchiPlukenetia volubilis
|Part used: Seeds||Region: Jungle|
Sacha Inchi in powder form, sacha Inchi in oil.
|Uses and applications: Nutritional shakes/smoothies baked goods, snacks: chips (sacha inchi with or without salt).|
|Origin: San Martín|
|Properties: ácidos grasos esenciales, amino acids, protein, vitamins E|