Sacha Inchi is also known as the Inca peanut, it is a plant that grows in the uplands of Peru. Though the health benefits of this plant has been recently discovered in the communities of US, Sacha Inchi is being cultivated and used as the food source for more than 3000 years in the rain forests of rainforests. The fruits of this plant are inedible but when the seeds are slightly roasted in low temperature, the seeds get a nutty flavor.
The fruit, sacha Inchi is just more than the snack food. These seeds are too good for the body. They are rich in proteins, carotenoids, alpha tocopherol vitamin 6 and mega 3 fatty acids. This super food is easily digested and they do not cause allergies and irritation on the body. The oil of this fruit is also available in the market. The sacha Inchi oil is similar in taste like the olive oil, but has a slight taste of the nuts. It contains higher percentage of mega 3 and protein. Almost all the vegetarians do prefer having the oil in the food as an essential food element. There are very few plant foods like this that provide the omega 3 fatty acids in this huge amount. Several studies have shown the health benefits of consuming this plant oil.
Here are some of the benefits of using this oil for your health-
This plant oil is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acid. This plant oil contains 46% of pure omega 3 fatty acids that is good for health. Omega 3 fatty acid is good for your heart and helps in controlling bad cholesterol and reduces heart problems and attacks. So, when you are consuming the oil of this plant, you have lesser chances of heart diseases.
The Sacha Inchi oil is very important for the development of human brain. It contains DHA that is important for child’s overall development, including nervous system and brain. It helps in retaining memory and concentration function.
The omega 3 fatty acid that is present in the plant helps the hair to grow and help to improve the texture of the skin. Omega 3 fatty acid helps in regulating oil production, locks the hydration, protect the skin from sun damage, help in repairing the hair damage and many more.