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Sacha Inchi: Fun Facts & Recipes

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Sacha Inchi Fun Facts & Recipes

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.

Organic Sacha Inchi Oil
Universal Vision Organic Sacha Inchi Oil
Organic Sacha Inchi Seeds
Universal Vision Organic Sacha Inchi Seeds

 


 

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 purĂ©e. 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!

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