Incaliving’s Sacha Inchi Seeds, or the “Inca Peanut”, is a great on the go protein snack for the kids, those that are keto conscious, or vegan athletes always concerned about great clean sources of vegan protein. Our perfectly roasted seeds will help deliver a wide variety of potential health benefits and are available in three deliciously convenient flavors:
1. All-Natural: a great mild, nutty taste, like that of a dark roasted peanut but with a slight woody flavor.
2. Spicy: topped with organic charapita pepper, which gives this snack a little heat and spice.
3. Salted: all-natural seeds salted using some of the finest rock salt.
So how are the finest “Inca Peanuts” selected for Incaliving’s delicious Sacha Inchi Seeds? It all begins with one of our farmers like Rosa, an exclusive Peruvian grower of our sacha inchi seeds. “It’s really about keeping with the Inca traditions,” Rosa says regarding the sacha inchi tree, a plant native to South America,
“This means planting and maintaining these trees in the fertile and nutrient rich soil of Lamas, right here in the Amazonian Jungle,” Rosa says as she loves discussing anything that has to do with the sacha inchi tree.
“Many people think that sacha inchi is a nut,” the third generation farmer says with a smile, “It only looks like a nut, but it’s not; it’s a drupe, which is a fruit that surrounds a shell with seeds inside,” she said of this incredible superfood.
“Sacha inchi is called ‘the Seed of Life’ to the ancient Incas,” Rosa says picking the green fruit from the tree with her calloused fingers; “In fact, because of the numerous potential health benefits, it has been around for nearly 3000 years, and everyone knows that perhaps the purest and best made sacha inchi seeds are still made just like the Incas would have made them.”
Incaliving’s organically grown and all-natural Sacha Inchi Seeds are harvested from the sacha inchi tree native to South America, which some scientists believe are grown right in Perú (Westreicher, 1). This tree thrives in the fertile and nutrient rich soil of the Amazon Jungles, like in Lamas, Perú, and then flourish thanks to the ideal altitudes (between 1,900-2,900ft.) that help to cultivate the best seeds packed full of omegas. (Ramos-Escudero et al, 2).
It is here in the Amazonian Jungle that researchers are helping to confirm what the Incas have known for nearly 3000 years, that sacha inchi can really help to impact health by simply consuming daily some of the highest concentrations of plant Omega 3s available (Kim et al, 3).
After harvesting, cleaning, and selecting the finest sacha inchi seeds, they are then lightly roasted to release all the benefits (Buenos-Borges et al, 4). Cooking at this temperature will not only enhance the natural flavor of the sacha inchi seeds (Kim et al, 5) it will also maximize the seed’s health potential (Srichamnong et al, 6). This is an extremely crucial step and one that other companies don’t consider important but just one way Incaliving demonstrates our commitment to the finest quality superfoods for you and your family.
Following the roasting practices of the ancient Incas, meaning you are eating sacha inchi seeds similar to how the Incas would have enjoyed them, gives the seeds a mildly nutty taste with a slight woodsy aroma. Although there are some people that likened the taste of our all-natural roasted seeds to a dark roasted peanut, sacha inchi seeds are actually quite distinctive, especially when considering potential health benefits.
After roasting, the seeds are separated into Incaliving’s three varieties of delicious Sacha Inchi Seeds. Incaliving offers an all-natural flavor, but we also offer the delectable sacha inchi seeds with rock salt as well as roasted seeds topped with organic charapita pepper—which gives this awesome snack a bit of spicy heat. The pepper is also indigenously and organically grown in Lamas and the surrounding areas near the Amazon Jungle because organic, sustainable and the best possible ingredients is what separates Incaliving’s products from the competition.
Additionally, with no added toxins, harmful chemicals or some of the other reasons to not eat the various types of peanut or almond nuts (Yaneff et al, 7), these seeds will make a delicious healthy alternative everyone will enjoy-even the kids, and that is something parents will love!
To show our continued commitment to our products and customers, after seasoning the roasted seeds, we immediately package them at the source in Peru and fly them directly to our distribution warehouse. This means perhaps the freshest and purest sacha inchi seeds on the market, which will help provide an abundance of potential healthy benefits for you and your loved ones.
Surprising health benefits
First, sacha inchi seeds could possibly help in reducing cholesterol simply by replacing bad fats (Chirinos et al, 8). Sacha inchi is finding more and more support in the science community regarding its effects on cholesterol (Garmendia et al, 9). In fact, sacha inchi may help lower the LDL (Alayon et al, 10) as well potentially increase the HDL because after a four month experiment between sacha inchi and sunflower, one study found the Inca Peanut impacting and raising the HDL the most (Gonzales et al, 11).
And the impact on cardiovascular health (Fleming et al, 12) isn’t stopping at cholesterol as sacha inchi seeds may possibly help with high blood pressure (Gonzalez et al, 13) thanks to the high amounts of potassium in sacha inchi (Kim et al, 14).
Additionally, sacha inchi contains a balance of the fatty acids Omegas 3, 6 and 9 (Kim et al, 15), which when coming from a renewable plant source (Fleming et al, 16) like the sacha inchi tree, could be just as effective as fish oil according to more and more research (Maurer et al, 17).
Therefore, with approximately 6,700mg of pure Omega 3s, sacha inchi seeds may be increasingly important to diets because of the numerous potential health benefits to the skin (Fanali et al, 18), which may include helping to improve the appearance of the skin, while also reducing wrinkles, sun spots and blemishes (Soimee et al, 19). Also, omega 3s from the sacha inchi seed may have soothing anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent psoriasis and eczema (Raveendran, 20).
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 these antioxidants are known to help fight harmful free radicals (Cisneros et al, 21).
Next, the omega 3s found naturally in sacha inchi (Ramos-Escudero et al, 22) 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, 23), making it a convenient snack for both pre and post workouts.
Also, once again, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in the seeds could potentially help to reduce inflammation within the brain, alleviate headaches and could help with improved mood (Kohler et al, 24). Sacha inchi could possibly help ease inflammation within the brain, which according to studies found that inflammation can cause emotional issues like depression and memory loss (Cisneros et al, 25).
It may seem counterintuitive since sacha inchi seeds are known to be high in calories, but these little seeds may also help in the fight against weight gain too (Sathe et al, 26). Fiber (linked to gastrointestinal health) represents approximately 75% of the carbohydrates in sacha inchi nuts (So et al, 27) and 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).
Other possible health benefits come from our seed containing an incredible 7g of plant proteins per serving, which is important for nail, hair and muscle growth/maintenance (Gonzales et al, 29). Because of the importance of protein to the body, plant proteins have also been shown by scientists to potentially “prevent the onset of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, i.e., hypercholesterolemia and hypertension, in humans” (Chalvon-Demersay et al, 30).
Additionally, sacha inchi seeds may also help manage diabetes (Hanssen et al, 31). Because sacha inchi contains gamma- and delta- tocopherols, the same antioxidants that may help slow the body’s aging, as well as vitamins like A and E, the body has more tools at its disposal to help possibly combat diabetes naturally (Powers et al, 32), but more research is needed.
Next, since sacha inchi seeds are high in a compound called tryptophan, this amino acid may help you feel good because it is a precursor to the hormone serotonin (Sadok et al, 33). 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, 34). The tryptophan in these healthy seeds may also help with a restful night sleep (Hornyak et al 35), which seems so important in this busy world.
Why buy from Incaliving?
Rosa is not only a supplier of some of the world’s best superfoods, she is committed, like Incaliving, to sustainable farming. This commitment is something some of our competitors rarely can afford to do but it not only means some of the finest and purest sacha inchi seeds and organically grown products in the world but preserving the Amazon Jungle as a source for future generations and earth conscious consumers.
In addition to our commitment to sustainability, we also take pride in our initiative to have our workforce (90%) be mostly women. The empowerment of women like Rosa, especially in Peru, gives them a chance to leave poverty and provide them more opportunities to feed their families and grow/start their own businesses. You too can take pride in knowing that your purchase has helped support this initiative.
Lastly, 10 percent of all online profits are donated to Love Your Neighbor Asia, a nonprofit here in the United States but with a grass roots effort in Thailand helping in the fight against sex trafficking. We encourage you to visit their web page https://www.loveyourneighbor.asia or their Facebook page Love Your Neighbor Asia for more information about this amazing foundation, this wonderful cause or if you would like to donate.