Sacha Inchi, also called the Inca peanut or mountain peanut, is a plant that has been cultivated for centuries thanks to the powerful nutritional properties of its seeds. This omega-rich superfood grows in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, and was a staple of the indigenous Incan diet. Sacha Inchi is a great source of healthy fats, protein and fibre, making it a boon to modern-day diets as well. Let’s take a look at what makes this Peruvian superfood so good for you – and some cool creative Sacha Inchi recipes you can ship up at home.


 

Key Health Benefits of Sacha Inchi

The seed of the Sacha Inchi plant is a rich source of omegas (essential fatty acids) and tryptophan, giving it the following health-boosting qualities:

  • Promotes heart health
  • Combats inflammation, supporting better joint health
  • Supports healthy brain function
  • Improves calcium absorption, for stronger bones
  • Helps to control blood-glucose levels
  • Tryptophan supports serotonin production; combats low mood or depression
  • Improved serotonin levels also regulate the appetite
  • Promotes healthy skin & hair from the inside out

Get pure Sacha Inchi oil or delicious roasted Sacha Inchi seeds online from Faithful to Nature.

 


 

Tasty, Wholesome & Creative Sacha Inchi Recipes

Sacha Inchi Tapenade
Ingredients:

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor & blend into a chunky paste.
  • Enjoy as a tasty dip or spread. Keep refrigerated.

Fresh Basil & Sacha Pesto
Ingredients: 

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor & blend.
  • Keep refrigerated; enjoy with pasta or pizza.

Creamy Sacha Inchi Hummus Dressing
Ingredients:

Method:

  • Drain the chickpeas, reserving ½ a cup of liquid (this can be topped off using filtered water).
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender & pulse slowly to purée. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Once the mixture is smooth & creamy, transfer it to a bowl & refrigerate for 1 hour before using. Enjoy with green salads or veggies.

Chocolate Sacha Inchi Truffles
Ingredients:

Method:

  • Heat the coconut cream in a pan, without letting it boil.
  • Add the chocolate, & stir continuously until all the chocolate is dissolved.
  • Add the Sacha Inchi oil & continue stirring.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for approx. 3 hours.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls; roll each one in a little shredded coconut.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts, cacao nibs or a dusting of cacao powder.
  • Keep refrigerated; enjoy as a delicious sweet snack or dessert.

There are so many ways to enjoy this nourishing superfood – just another example of how exciting healthy eating can be!