Why Sacha Inchi is the HIDDEN GEM of Plant Proteins
Looking for a plant-based complete protein? Allergic to soy? Sick of pea protein?
Sacha inchi protein can provide a wide range of nutrients and helps diversify your food intake. Our Dietitian Jenna gives her insight on this protein and what makes this plant a nutrient powerhouse:
What is the Sacha Inchi protein?
It’s a protein from a beautiful star-shaped fruit pod, originating from the Peruvian Amazon. The sustainable crop is grown on vines and produces a stunning fruit with nutrient-rich seeds. These superfood seeds have been used for centuries, dating back to the Incas. Sacha Inchi translates to “The People’s Seeds” and has incredible healthy properties and is a complete plant protein.
How is the protein sourced from the fruit pods?
The protein from Sacha Inchi is made from the de-fatted seed pods, removed from the fruit. They are cold pressed to extract the Sacha Inchi oil and then dried into a powder — the protein powder is what is then blended into our smoothie mixes.
How is it different from other plant proteins?
Sacha Inchi is so special because it is a complete plant protein, whereas most plant proteins need to be combined to give us all that our bodies need! It contains all 9 essential amino acids – which means it’s an incredible source of amino acids!
***With amino acids, our body can make 9 amino acids on its own but the other 9 amino acids we MUST get from food hence why they are called essential amino acids. A protein that contains all 9 of those essential amino acids is a complete protein whereas a protein without all 9 is an incomplete protein
It has zero cholesterol and is full of natural antioxidants. It’s the best tasting, best nutritionally complete plant protein out there!
What are the nutritional benefits?
Plant-Based / Vegan / Vegetarian
Omega Rich (Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9)
Complete Amino Acids
high in glycine to support collagen tissues
high in tryptophan to support serotonin production
high in leucine to support muscle protein synthesis
Easy to digest
not all plant protein are easy to digest, which then lowers the bioavailability (amount of nutrients that our body uses from that food)
Why plant protein?
Including more plant-based proteins supports agricultural diversity, which ultimately brings less environmental strain to ecosystems.
What does it taste like?
This natural and seed-based protein has a light, creamy, nut flavor with a light tan-color. Compared to other plant proteins, it has a smoother consistency and more subtle taste
Stay tuned for our next post to discover WHERE you can get this protein and how CONVENIENTLY you can integrate into your daily routine, along with a variety of fruits and vegetables!
Until Next Time,
Your RD Fuel Good Experts 🍍