AKA the inca peanut it’s the seed of a plant grown in the mountains of Peru. It’s a nutritional powerhouse loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and is a complete protein – amazing health benefits for all vegetarian and vegans who want to up their protein levels.
It has reportedly 3 times more omega 3’s and fibre compared to walnuts.
It’s easily digested and with all those fatty acids it is a potent anti-inflammatory. In all forms it’s also a great natural mood enhancer that can help with weight loss. When you have higher levels of serotonin (happy hormone) it regulates your appetite. So you’re less likely to get cravings, over eat or snack more then you need.
Sacha inchi comes in several forms – seeds can be roasted giving them a nice earthy flavour, a powder you can throw in your next post workout smoothie to up the protein levels and also oil you can use just like olive oil and pour over salads.
Give it a crack and you will be rocking your body with some natural, nourishing medicine.
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