Sacha Inchi Spread: Nature’s Nutrient-Rich Superfood
With the same high standards utilized in selecting and harvesting the best sacha inchi seeds for all Incaliving’s products, our organic Sacha Inchi Spread (7oz.) is possibly one of the healthiest alternatives to both peanut and almond butters. Incaliving’s Sacha Inchi Spread is made from seeds protected in a pod created by nature, which protects it from potential chemicals during the growing process unlike nuts that absorb numerous toxins. This means your family, even those without harmful and dangerous nut allergies, will still benefit by not consuming unhealthy chemicals and toxins; instead, they’ll enjoy an all-natural and organically grown superfood packed with numerous potential health benefits.
Keeping with our promise of all-natural, our spread contains only the highest quality roasted crushed seeds, organic sea salt and organic panela; this means that in addition to their being no additives, there are no other allergens like eggs, soy, wheat, etc. that may be found in other peanut or almond butters.
Incaliving’s organic Sacha Inchi Spread contains a healthy 6g of plant protein, 5g of fiber and some of the highest levels of the essential fatty acids Omegas 3, 6 and 9 (4400 milligrams) per serving. Kids enjoy the deliciously smooth nutty flavor, while parents will love that kids are eating a superfood made with only natural ingredients.
Potential Health Benefits
Omega-3 Richness and Skin Wellness:
First, sacha inchi contains a balance of the fatty acids Omegas 3, 6 and 9 (Kim et al, 8), which when coming from a renewable plant source (Fleming et al, 9) like the sacha inchi tree, could be just as effective as fish according to more and more research (Maurer et al, 10).
So with approximately 6,700mg of pure Omega 3s, sacha inchi seeds are increasingly essential part of diets due to the numerous potential health benefits for the skin alone (Fanali et al, 11), which may include helping in improving the appearance of the skin, while also reducing wrinkles, sun spots and blemishes (Soimee et al, 12). Also, omega 3s from the sacha inchi seed may have soothing anti-inflammatory properties that could help prevent psoriasis and eczema (Raveendran, 13).
But the potential benefits for the skin aren’t just due to the rich omegas. Sacha inchi seeds are also high in antioxidants gamma-tocopherol and phenolic compounds, and they may help protect the body from aging faster since antioxidants help to fight harmful free radicals (Cisneros et al, 14).
Joint Health and Inflammation Management:
The omega 3s found naturally in sacha inchi (Ramos-Escudero et al, 15) work to potentially help reduce the inflammation of the joints, muscle soreness from exercising and aides in the fight of possible chronic diseases linked to inflammation, like arthritis (Nasciemento et al, 16), making sacha inchi spread a must for both pre and post workout rituals.
Also, once again, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in the seeds could potentially help to reduce inflammation within the brain and alleviate headaches and may help with depression (Kohler et al, 17). Sacha inchi could possibly help ease inflammation within the brain, which can cause emotional issues like depression and memory loss (Cisneros et al, 18).
Cholesterol Control and Heart Health:
Additionally, sacha inchi seeds could possibly help in reducing cholesterol simply by replacing bad fats (Chirinos et al, 19). Sacha Inchi is finding more and more of the science community supporting the long standing idea of the seed’s positive effects on cholesterol (Garmendia et al, 20). In fact, sacha inchi may help lower the LDL (Alayon et al, 21) as well potentially increase the HDL because after four months in one experiment, between sacha inchi and sunflower, it was the Inca Peanut impacting and raising the HDL the most (Gonzales et al, 22).
And the impact on heart health (Fleming et al, 23) isn’t stopping at cholesterol as the Sacha Inchi seeds utilized in our spread may possibly help with high blood pressure (Gonzalez et al, 24)—mostly due to the high amount of potassium in sacha inchi (Kim et al, 25).
Weight Management and Dietary Superiority:
Although sacha inchi seeds are known to be high in calories, these little seeds may also help in the fight against weight gain too (Sathe et al, 26). Fiber, which is linked to gastrointestinal health, represents approximately 75% of the carbohydrate in sacha inchi nuts (So et al, 27).
Additionally, more research is supporting the idea that fiber-rich whole food sources of carbohydrate are superior to refined carbohydrates for diet (Giacco et al, 28). And since our seeds contain an incredible 7g of proteins, which is important for muscle growth and maintenance (Gonzales et al, 29), Incaliving’s Sacha Inchi Spread could help the whole body get and stay in shape.
Tryptophan Benefits for Mood and Sleep:
Also, sacha inchi seeds are high in a compound called tryptophan, which may help in feeling good because it is a precursor to the hormone serotonin (Sadok et al, 30). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and these seeds are believed to help calm the nerves, boost the mood and deal with anxiety, depression and stress (Fanali et al, 31). The tryptophan in these healthy seeds may also help with a restful night sleep (Hornyak et al, 32) and that seems to be so important in this busy world we live in today.
Potential Diabetes Management:
The Sacha inchi seeds utilized in our spreads may also help manage diabetes (Hanssen et , 33). Since sacha inchi contains gamma- and delta- tocopherols, the same antioxidants that may protect the body against premature aging, in addition to other components including vitamin A and E, together these may help combat diabetes (Powers et al, 34) but more studies are being done to help confirm this potential health benefit.