Sacha Inchi Oil

About Sacha Inchi Oil

Sacha inchi oil (Plukenetia volubilis ) also known as sacha oil or mountain peanut oil is a plant from the South America Andes. The oil from sacha seeds is rich in omega 3 and omega 6. Sacha inchi plant is commonly used in herbal medicine worldwide, and studies show that sacha inchi oil is safe in traditional use of skin care.

Sacha Inchi Oil Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Sacha inchi oil has anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-ageing, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Sacha inchi is used for depression, weight loss, diabetes, heart disease, memory loss, hair loss (baldness), osteoporosis, wrinkles, low vision (decreased vision), eyesight loss, anxiety (anxiety disorder), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), and macular degeneration.

Sacha inchi is also used for rheumatism, vision loss (visual impairment), arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, headache, insomnia (sleep disorder), stress, immunodeficiency disorders, and central serous retinopathy (CSR).

Sacha Inchi Oil Nutritional Information

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Sacha Inchi Oil Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 402
Total Fat 100 g
Saturated Fat 7.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 83 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9 g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 47,610 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 35,570 mg
Omega-9 Fatty Acids 9,010 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 12 g
Sugars 10
Protein 58 g

Amino Acids
Alanine 36 mg
Glutamic Acid 133 mg
Glycine 118 mg
Histidine* 26 mg
Isoleucine
* 50 mg
Leucine* 64 mg
Lysine
* 43 mg
Methionine* 12 mg
Phenylalanine
* 24 mg
Proline 48 mg
Serine 64 mg
Threonine* 43 mg
Tyrosine 55 mg
Valine
* 40 mg
*Essential Amino Acids

Vitamins
Vitamin A 681 ug
Vitamin E Alpha-Tocopherol 17 mg

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26087228
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/sacha-inchi-oil/1508
http://organiccrops.net/bin/OCProdSachaInchi-Oil06_EN.pdf