Here at NutsOnline, we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting foods. A couple of months ago, we found a doozy! Sacha Inchi are one of the newest superfoods to hit the scene, and we’re incredibly impressed with the benefits this tasty snack offers.
Also known as Inca peanuts, Sacha Inchi are grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru. These small nuts are touted by TV personality Dr. Oz as a top superfood for weight loss. We can see why! They’re packed with the good stuff that’ll leave you satisfied, but not overly full.
Sacha Inchi contain quite a bit of vitamin E, and are incredibly high in omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, they offer up three times more omega-3s than walnuts. Additionally, 1 oz. of these yummy nuts has 5 grams of fiber. Though they are quite high in fat, this healthy, unsaturated fat can promote satiety and weight loss in small amounts. (Dr. Oz recommends eating up to 1 oz. per day.) Sounds like a pretty good deal!
Sacha Inchi are actually more similar to a seed than a true nut, and taste similar to a dark roasted peanut. They’re yummy to munch as-is for a snack, or on top of salads and in granola and trail mix. We also like to toss 1 oz. with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt or our favorite seasoning blend for an extra punch of flavor.
Have you ever tried Sacha Inchi?