What is Sacha Inchi and what is it used for?
Some common questions for those people who want to accompany their healthy lifestyle with sacha inchi oil are: What is it? and what is it for? Below you will find all the information about this magnificent product.
Sacha Inchi is a climbing oleaginous plant, native to the Peruvian Amazon. Currently there are various countries that meet the optimal conditions to produce it, such as Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
The Plukenetia type belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is made up of 19 species. It is known by different names such as “Inca liquid gold, inchi, sacha peanut, Inca peanut, jíbaro peanut, sacha inchi (Sacha which means wild and Inchi whose term refers to the peanut it produces)”.
Its scientific name is Plukenetia Volubilis L and its high nutritional quality has made it recognized as “the best oil in the world” since it is an excellent source of vegetable protein, amino acids and fiber, it contains the three omegas (3, 6 and 9) It also contains vitamin A, E and D and is a natural antioxidant.
- Its fruit looks like a star, some have four, five and six seeds.
- It is a dry plant
- It is mainly green in color, when it dries its color changes to dark brown or ashy black, which indicates that the harvest is ready.
- They are collected manually, since they come off easily.