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Sacha Inchi

…the super seed to fuel your adventures!

Sacha Inchi boasts big flavor and even bigger nutrition. This little seed is packed with protein and healthy Omega fatty acids, plus a range of essential minerals and nutrients. Growing abundantly on perennial vines, this superfood has sustained indigenous populations for many centuries thanks to its dense nutritional profile.

Imlak’esh Sacha Inchi is ethically sourced and hand-harvested from the rainforests of Southeast Asia. This super vine empowers remote native villages.

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Sacha Inchi Benefits

Sacha Inchi is a complete protein, containing all 8 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot create. This super seed is 30% protein by weighthigher than many nuts and seeds. Protein is an important component of every cell in your body; it acts as the building blocks of your muscles, bones, cartilage, skin cells, and blood cells.1 Plus, it plays a role in creating enzymes, hormones, and other biological chemicals.2

Not only is Sacha Inchi an excellent source of protein, but it also contains impressive amounts of healthy fats. Imlak’esh Sacha Inchi, which has undergone testing by a certified 3rd-party lab, contains 4771 mg of Omega 3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) per oz. Comparatively, wild pink salmon contains just 230 mg per oz.

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Omega 3s for heart health & muscle recovery.

With more than 20x the Omega 3 content of wild pink salmon3, Sacha Inchi is one of the Earth’s highest source of plant-based Omega 3s. This essential fatty acid has been associated with safeguarding physical and mental health4. Omega 3s are not made naturally by our bodies, meaning we must get it from our food. Sacha Inchi is a delicious, effective way to incorporate more fatty acids into our diet.

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Omega 3s

Each ounce of Sacha Inchi contains 4771 mg of  healthy Omega 3 oils, which play a role in every cell in the body. They are the building block of cell membranes, essential to the nervous system function, necessary for healthy cholesterol levels, and is associated with anti-inflammatory properties.

Sacha Inchi 4771 mg
Hemp 2800 mg
Salmon 233 mg
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Complete Protein

With 8.5 grams of protein per serving, Sacha Inchi is the ultimate, cell-nourishing, hunger-satisfying snack. Its high protein content aid in creating new cells and repairing muscle. It’s perfect for post-workout or pre-expedition meals, or just anytime you’re hungry.

Sacha Inchi 8.5 g
Salmon 6 g
Cashews 5 g
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Iron Rich

Iron plays a crucial role in the body, helping to metabolize proteins and make hemoglobin — an essential part of red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Iron also supports healthy muscle and brain function. Sacha Inchi offers 4.76 mg of iron per ounce, more than spinach or lentils. Iron also helps ward off anemia symptoms like weakness, headaches, and fatigue.

Sacha Inchi 8% (DV)
Spinach 5% (DV)
Lentils 2% (DV)

Nutrition comparisons are based on one ounce servings.
Information from NutritionalData.

Traditional Medicine

Originally from the Amazon Rainforests of South America, Sacha Inchi grows on a vine that thrives under the thick canopies of lush rainforest regions. This super nutritious plant has been consumed by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon for thousands of years. Historians have found the vine depicted on Inca tombs that date back 3,000 years.

Today, our Sacha Inchi is grown in the pristine rainforests of Southeast Asia—hours away from any city. The local villages of rural Thailand, Lao, and Cambodia are experimenting with this incredible source of plant protein in traditional dishes.

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Ingredients:

Lightly Toasted Sacha Inchi Seeds, Sea Salt

Packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts. May contain shell fragments.

This food is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements not evaluated by the FDA.

Sacha Inchi Story

The story of Imlak’esh Organics’ Southeast Asian Sacha Inchi holds a special place in our hearts.

To thousands of people, Sacha Inchi is more than a powerhouse of nutrition. To the thousands of people involved in its cultivation, Sacha Inchi is a seed of hopefor economic freedom, for empowerment, and prosperity across generations.

Imlakesh Sourcing Map, Macambo

Supporting the livelihood of indigenous hill tribes in rural Southeast Asia.

Our Sacha Inchi thrives in the pristine mountainous rainforest regions of Southeast Asia

In addition to supporting small farmers through our sourcing, we donate 5% of our annual profits to eco-social projects that benefit people and planet. Your support of Imlak’esh Organics is felt by thousands of farmers around the world.

We created our 5% for the People program to invest in a brighter future.

A Seed of Hope

The seed starts in the mountainous regions of pristine rainforests, where families are beginning to grow and harvest Sacha Inchi. The villagers in many of these impoverished communities have never had a job, farmed a cash crop, or had any source of income (which means they had no access to medicine, mobility, or even basic human necessities). Sacha Inchi creates an economic opportunity for thousands of people, where none previously existed.

Read more about our sourcing journey and meet some of our farmers.

Full Sacha Inchi Story

Sacha Inchi Uses

…the ‘truffle’ of nuts!

Sacha Inchi has a rich nuttiness with a unique umami essence derived from its healthy Omega fatty content. Though similar to nuts in flavor, Sacha Inchi is much more nutrient dense than any nut. Enjoy this super seed as you would your favorite nut.

Rich & Crunchy

Imlakesh Macambo Bean, Half-Cut

Sacha Inchi in Salad

Soups & Salads

Top off soups and salads with sacha inchi seeds for a delicious crunchy texture!

Sacha Inchi Cacao Dessert

Vegan Treats

Sacha Inchi’s nutty and savory flavor complement the sweetness of any dessert.

Sacha Inchi Muscle Berry Smoothie

Protein Smoothies

Packed with protein, Sacha Inchi is the perfect ingredient to add to power smoothies!

Recipes with Sacha Inchi

Sources

1The Benefits of Protein.” WebMD.
2What Are Proteins and What Do They Do? – Genetics Home Reference. U.S National Library of Medicine.
3Seafood Health Facts: Making Smart Choices.” Overview of the U.S. Seafood Supply.
4 “Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Mental Health” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).
5 “Iron Deficiency: Is It to Blame for Your Low Energy?” Dr. Josh Axe; Food is Medicine.