MRM Organic Sacha Inchi Powder 8.5 oz (240 g)
EcoFriendly Packaging Superfoods by MRM Raw USDA Organic Non-GMO Project Verified Certified Vegan Gluten Free Inca's Peruvian "Super" Seed Inspired by Nature Est. 1996 Supported by Science Certified Organic by EcoCert ICO Untouched nature mesmerizes me how it lives in harmony within itself; plants, animals and microorganisms, all intertwined in a sometimes chaotic yet cyclical unity. This perspective shaped my childhood and evolved into a quest for knowledge of ethnobotany (study of the relationships between peoples and plants). I'm humbled that this exploration allowed me to build a line of natural health products. At MRM, we are inspired by nature and utilize science as a tool to learn, incorporate, support and educate what the natural world has to offer. Respectfully, these Superfoods are the foods our ancestors thrived on, not today's foods we survive on. Many Thanks, Mark Olson Founder of MRM What is Sacha Inchi? Name: Sacha Inchi, Plukenetia volubilis, aka "Inca Peanut" Country of Origin: Peru Climate: Amazon Rainforest, Tropics Plant Part Used: Seeds Nutrients: Complete Protein, Beneficial Fats, Fiber Ethnobotany: Nutrient dense whole food complex Indigenous people cultivated the plant and cooked/toasted its seeds. Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan & Gluten-free Provides Complete Protein and Fiber Source of Omega Fatty Acids 3, 6 & 9 Contains Antioxidants, Magnesium, Potassium, & Calcium Add for Unique Nutty Flavor What is Organic Sacha Inchi Powder? Found in the rainforests of the Amazon in Peru, Sacha Inchi offers a star-shaped seedpod which yields nutty delicious seeds. Being a high yield forest crop it encourages reforestation providing sustainable agriculture for Amazonian farming communities. The tasty seed can be roasted and eaten whole or cold pressed and then gently dehydrated to provide a clean, minimally processed, and highly nutritious powder. This raw, organic powder is 60% protein by weight containing all the essential amino acids making it a complete protein source. Sacha Inchi contains of natural range of beneficial fatty acids as a combination of omega 3, 6 and 9. It also offers antioxidant protection with a range of health promoting phytonutrients. There are important macrominerals present in this nutritious powder such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. This highly digestible powder also provides valuable fiber content. Sacha Inchi may be used as a nutritious addition to protein or fruit smoothies as it is a delicious addition to any food where a clean, smooth, nutty protein boost is desired. With a pleasing nutty flavor, it may be added to hot and cold cereals, desserts and baked goods, and savory dishes from starters to main courses. Benefits Sacha Inchi is a great plant source of protein providing the crucial amino acids that our bodies need for numerous functions. These amino acids are the building blocks of healthy lean muscle. With adequate protein intake, our bodies are able to properly replicate our precious DNA and provide the needed energy to take on the day. With the beneficial fatty acids of omega 3, 6 and 9, there are numerous benefits from these healthy fats. Omega-3 fatty acids have been known to help in cardiovascular support as they promote heart health. Antioxidants address the free radicals in the body which can be quite damaging as they can disrupt the structure and stability of many crucial factors. Macrominerals, such calcium, magnesium and potassium, are important electrolytes which our bodies need large amounts of. These minerals offer support to maintain our structural systems such as muscle and bone health. Obtaining sufficient fiber in one’s diet is important as it can support digestive functions. In combination with protein and fiber, this offers a useful satiety effect when maintaining a balanced diet. Source Growing abundantly in the Peruvian Amazon, this plant has a long valued history as pre-Inca civilizations revered and immortalized it on ceramic vessels found in ancient tombs. The indigenous Amazonian people have cultivated the Sacha Inchi seeds for its known nutritional benefits as they would roast, mill, or press the seeds into oil.