Sacha Inchi Seed: The Giving Seed & The Incan Peanut
The secret ingredient in all Brass Roots products - the sacha inchi seed. Originally from the lush highlands of Peru, the sacha inchi seed has been cultivated by indigenous people for centuries, and is now grown in warm wet climates across the globe. Also called "the incan peanut", after roasting sacha inchi seeds have a rich nutty flavor (despite being totally allergen free!), which gives them use in a variety of food goods, from sauces to spreads to snacks.
While the flavor of sacha inchi is certainly enjoyable, what makes the seed so special is its widespread and impressive nutritional profile. ~50% of the fat in sacha inchi seeds comes in the form of the Omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which is proven to improve brain health and increase levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. Sacha Inchi seeds also contain 6 grams of fiber per serving, making them a powerful prebiotic and a tool in maintaining good gut health. The seeds also have a high protein content, containing up to 9 grams of vegan protein per serving, more than eggs or milk. These attributes earned Sacha Inchi superfood status!
Another major benefit of Sacha Inchi is how sustainably the seeds can be grown and harvested. Because it is grown in regions with naturally very high rainfall, it requires almost no irrigation and does not tax the local water basin.
We source our organic Sacha Inchi seeds from a wonderful partner in Thailand & Laos who uses proceeds to fund schools for kids. We are overjoyed to be partnering with them given our overlapping mission of youth empowerment and the positive impact our products can have on the Southeast Asia region.