Rich and Natural legacy from the
ancient civilizations of Peru culminating with the Incas, which
has been carefully guarded by native communities in the Peruvian
Sacha Inchi Oil
What Is Sacha Inchi?
Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis L.), is
a rich and natural legacy from the ancient civilizations of
Peru culminating with the Incas, which has been carefully
guarded by native communities in the Peruvian Rainforest. It
is a native oleaginous plant which seeds have a high content
of unsaturated fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 & 9, and a
high level of proteins.
It flowers five months after planted, and
bears seeds around the eighth month. The fruit is star
shaped, and holds dark brown seeds, slightly enlarged in the
center and squashed towards the edges.
The Sacha Inchi is probably one of the few
Amazonian plants with a continuous production of fruits. Its
lifespan is over 10 years, and it is proving to be a
reliable source of income for the Amazonian growers.
The sacha inchi oil displays a very
high content of Omega-3 (48%) and Omega-6 (35%) fatty acids.
It is therefore an ideal ingredient in anti-aging products,
moisturizers or products for dry and sensitive skin.