Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sacha Inchi Seeds

Karmalized SaviSeeds
Readers, most of you know I'm an inveterate snacker. I make no apologies. Instead, I make an effort to snack on things that won't make me feel naughty (in a bad way) later. I like to maximize nutritional bang for my caloric snack buck, which is why I'm seriously loving these sacha inchi seeds.

Haven't heard of them? I hadn't either before the fine folks at SaviSeed were kind enough to send me some samples. Considering how much time I spend prowling around the crunchy-granola-global-whole-foods-bulk-bin store, I'm surprised I haven't seen these before. But now that my eyes have been opened to the munch-liciousness, I'm going to pick them up on a regular basis. If your store doesn't yet carry these, ask. Yes, they're worth being "that guy" and making a special request. Why I think SaviSeeds are that good:
  • They have 13 times more Omega-3 than wild salmon (7000 mg per 1 oz serving) and contain complete plant-based protein (8 grams per ounce).
  • They are certified organic, fairly traded, and sustainably produced.
  • A one-ounce serving contains 5 grams of fiber and has about 160 calories.
  • They contain vitamin E and tryptophan.
  • They're also nut- and gluten-free (which, I have a hunch, some of you might find very appealing).
The sacha inchi seeds hail from the Amazon rainforest in Peru, where they've been grown and eaten for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The edible seeds are harvested from a star-shaped pod that grows on a vine. Cool, right?
Photo from SaviSeed.com
So, what do they taste like? Hard to say, exactly. Not like a peanut, though they've been know to ride under the handle "Inca Peanut." More like a cross between a roasted soybean and a fresh sugar snap pea. Munchy. Addictive. The texture is definitely nutty.

They come in three flavors, Cocoa Kissed (enrobed in 70% cocoa), Karmalized (coated in raw sugar cane), and Oh Natural (dusted with sea salt) ~ my personal favorite. Yum.

Check them out, and let your kids check them out. If your local healthy foods type store doesn't carry them yet, lay on a pouty lip and ask nicely. In the meantime, you can buy them online.

11 comments:

  1. Interesting! Thanks for the info.
    Missy :)

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  2. Damn I'm gonna buy either these ones or TerrAmazon. That thing is dynamite of nutritions!!!

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  3. More Omega 3 than a wild salmon ? High in protein and anti-oxidants .. why are these so unknown ? I have to try these out!

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  4. I have actually seen these "seeds" at my local grocery but the fear of trying anything new kept me away. Thanks for the personal invitiation to try them by way of your ringing endorsement...

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  5. I've had these and I like them! They will be a regular part of my food purchases now. They kind of taste like a peanut, but then again, not really. Hard to describe as they don't taste like anything else I've had.

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  6. This is really great information, Thanks foe Sharing. These Sacha seeds are very good for Health.

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  7. Seeds are easy to eat, not much taste, just a hint of alfalfa sprout flavor. Chocolate SaviSeed have too much chocolate, more like candy. Caramelized are good but still like candy. I buy the Peruvian Inca Inchi oil and pour it on everything.

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  8. Love that it's high in omega3.

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  9. High in Omega 3 is great but what kind of Omega oil is important to ask. ALA, DHA, or EPA omega oil are all different and plant based sources are almost always ALA which the body only partially converts into the latter two more effective forms.

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  10. Hi, sorry for the late reply. Greetings from Lima, Peru.

    I have a question: is it possible to soak these sachi inchi in order to release more nutrients, like you can do with almonds, sesame seeds, etc? I can't seem to find any information about this, anywhere.

    Thank you very much to anyone with an answer to this one.

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  11. Hi Anna,

    Good question! I'm sorry but I'm afraid I don't know the answer. Hopefully someone else here does ~ I'd like to know too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Cheers,
    Sandy

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