Healthy Habit #60: Discover Sacha Inchi.


Sacha Inchi has been an integral part of life for the inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest for more than 3000 years. It's harvested as a hardy seed and is traditionally roasted and snacked on, hence the nickname 'The Inca Peanut'. Now, before I outline its impressive nutritional profile, notice it's beautiful shape. 

Nature works in mysterious ways, one of Sacha Inchi's primary benefits is lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart. This is due to a 50% fat content of Omega 3s. In fact, this is one of the best discovered plant sources for a balanced omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content. That makes it perfect for vegans like me, who will also benefit from it's high protein value. 

In addition, few plant based foods come close to its vitamin E, vitamin A and fiber levels. This demonstrates a powerful anti-inflammatory effect in the body which fights disease, aging, environmental damage and inflammation. It particularly benefits the brain; these fatty acids not only protect our most prized organ, but also helps it function and can be attributed to lowering fatigue, pain, memory loss and depression. The anti-inflammatory effect can help ease joint pain, arthritis and rheumatism, although the research is relatively new.

To add to it's impressive profile, the seeds, which are very easily digested, improve circulation, vision, blood sugar levels and bone health. High in the amino acid, tryptophan, Sacha Inchi can improve Serotonin levels, which is more commonly known as the 'happy hormone'. Serotonin is known to suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

Ok, Now that you're all excited to have discovered this highly nutritious food, let me just add that it also tastes delicious! You can consume the nuts (a crisp nutty flavour), the oil (similar to olive oil, but lighter) or simply get your hands on the Raw Green Organics Superfood powder. They implement the highest standards which ensures you haven't lost any nutritional benefits in the process. Have it on cereal, in smoothies or stirred into your favorite milk/juice! 

Head to Raw Green Organics now for a wide range of delicious and nutritious smoothies, vegan proteins and other superfoods. I really love this company!