Almonds present another eye-opening comparison. Approximately 1,929 gallons of water are used to produce 1 pound of almonds. All US grown almonds are produced in California, where the 5-year drought has severely impacted the land. Yet this industry utilizes 9.5% of the state’s agricultural water usage.
In this instance, Sacha Inchi is the water-wise choice. This superfood seed offers more complete protein per pound than beef and almonds, and at a fraction of the water usage.