sacha inchi
coca tea

Sacha Inchi Information Page

  • Description
  • Properties
  • Technical sheet
  • Uses
  • Benefits
  • Production

Of all the known natural sources, oil Inca Inchi has the highest content of Omega 3, compared to the oils of all oilseeds used in the world for human consumption, oil Inchi Inca is the richest acid unsaturated fatty, reaches 93.6%, is the most content polinenasičenih an average of 48.6% is made up of essential fatty acid alpha-linoleic omega 3, 36.8% essential fatty acid linoleic omega 6 and 8.28% oleic acid and omega-9 has the lowest content of saturated fatty acids, 6.39% on average 3.85% 2.54% palmitic and stearic.

By their nature, the technology used for organic farming and industrial process of extraction is a high-quality oil for food and health, is the best oil for domestic human consumption, industrial, cosmetic and medicinal, beating all oils currently used, such as olive oil, sunflower, soybean, corn, palm, peanut, etc.. It has many uses: lowering cholesterol, oil table, cooking in the food industry to enrich on omega-3 foods produced industrially, in the production of cosmetics, nutraceuticals and medicine.

Sacha Inchi Omega Content Percent




Essential fatty acids linoleic omega 6 and omega-3 alpha-linoleic acid and its derivatives EPA, DHA synthesized by the body from them, were vital in the prevention, health maintenance, play a supervisory role and that the cholesterol reduction saturated fat accumulates, the main cause of death in the world, are critical in the formation of the nerve tissue (miclinización) and eye tissue. More than half the fat in the brain is omega-3, are involved in the formation of the structure of cell membranes, transports nutrients in the bloodstream and helps to maintain the balance of metabolism. Some hormones produced from the essential fatty acids fulfilling very important functions in the regulation of blood pressure, renal function, immune function, the aggregation of platelets and are key to blood clotting, important in the inflammatory process and in the allergic response.

What are Omega 3 and Omega 6?

Omega 3 & Omega 6 are two families of essential fatty acids (EFAs).
EFAs are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from linolenic and linoleic acids and cannot in the human body and must be obtained through foods.

Omega-3s are used in the formation of cell walls, making them supple and flexible, and improving circulation and oxygen uptake with proper red blood cell flexibility and function.

Omega-6s improve diabetic neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, skin disorders (e.g. psoriasis and eczema), and aid in cancer treatment.

Our body requires an ideal balance between Omega 3 & 6 to maintain its correct functioning.

Omega Oil offers this ideal balance between Omega 3 & 6.


Scientific name: Plukenetia volubilis L.

Family: Euforbiaceae

Soil and weather conditions: It grows in different soil types, but preferably where are the best thrives francoarcillosos and sandy, with pH between 5.5 to 6.5. It was also developed in acid soils below pH 5.5 or degraded proliferates where the fern known as shapumba or macorilla (Pteridium sp) and cashaucsha grass (Imperata sp). It grows well in soils and soils flat slopes with gradients ranging from 15 to 50%. The habitat of this species is the bos1ue tropical optimal development and has between 200 and 700 meters above sea level.

The site preparation is to make a chaleo, then put the guardians of wood (sinchinas) that can be Eritrina sp so that it can "soguear"

Inputs: Seeds sacha inchi brought in the Province of Lamas in the district of San Miguel del Mayo River, which is an area where it occurs in a natural way.
Biocides: None

Fertilizer: incorporation of stubble, association with legumes, and so on.

Pests Cropping are presented Curuhuinsi (Atta Sp), Indanero and crickets at the beginning of planting, which do not cause significant damage.

Lab. Cultural / Tools: Deshierbos, aporques.

Seeding / harvest: palanas and machetes were used, cavadoras, wire, staples, sinchinas Wooden (guardian)

Planting time; Sow: September and October in the campaign girl. In December and January big campaign. It is expected to reap Girl campaign in April and in July the big campaign. The harvests are continuous, by hand and on an ongoing basis at least fortnightly, these crops are up to seven years, then could renew planting.

Post Harvest: An annual crop, its fruiting begins at 5 months after planting. It permanent income averages around 800 kg / ha in diversified systems (corn, cotton, beans), and 2000 to 4000 kg / ha in espaldera systems (as of Tingo Ponaza).

It is gathered capsules whole hand. It is dried in the sun (being dehiscentes) desgranan quickly. Walnuts have to be well dried and without breakage or damage to the sale. Then des drying are stored in ventilated places.

Omega Oil

OLEIC ACID (W9) MU 9.80%

S:Saturated  MU:Mono-unsaturated  PU:Polyunsaturated



For its characteristics Omega Oil may be used in the:

  • Cosmetics industry
  • Nutritional supplement industry
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry

In the cosmetic industry Omega Oil will act as a binding and lathering agent for soap. It also has nutritional effects on the skin, and provides a soft-glossy look to the hair when applied to it.

Omega Oil can be a nice surprise when sprinkled on salads or on cooked vegetables thanks to its pleasant slightly nutty flavor. Additionally, it could be used as an ingredient for the preparation of different blends and dressings.

In the nutritional supplement industry for its high omegas content, this oil is the perfect supplement for people that do not eat fish or omega-rich vegetables enough.

The pharmaceutical industry will find in this oil an unsurpassable contributing factor to recover health. It helps to reduce cholesterol, it helps reducing cancer-related diseases, it improves skin conditions and has many other beneficial effects on human health.

It is important to emphasize that Omega Oil can be mixed with other ingredients developing new products, thus enriching them with its high content of omegas and simultaneously increasing their retail price.


Omega Oil’s excellent levels of precursor raw material fatty acids Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – Omega 3 and the precursor linoleic acid (LA) – Omega 6, make it an ideal supplement for those whose lifestyle makes them suffer the consequences of deficiency in the intaking of fatty acid products that are essential for a smooth running metabolism. Our body requires an ideal balance between Omega 3 & 6 to maintain its correct functioning.

Omega Oil offers this ideal balance between Omega 3 & 6.

Thanks to its high content of Omegas, the Omega Oil is the ideal nutritional supplement for kids, pregnant women, young people and adults.

On a daily basis the Omega Oil facilitates and is involved in normal physiological functions such as:


  • Preventing blood clotting by keeping saturated fats mobile in the blood stream, which helps reducing the risk of coronary diseases.


  • Reducing triglyceride levels and hypertension.

Diabetes / Weight loss

  • Regulating sugar levels in the blood.

Depression / Mental health

  • Regulating nerval transmission and communication.
  • Maintaining the fluidity and rigidity of cellular membranes.


  • Reducing arterial inflamation.

Skin / Asthma / Ulcers / Migraine / Glaucoma / Others

  • Controlling the symptoms of asthma in kids.
  • Acting as an antioxidant agent.
  • Regulating eye pressure, joints and blood vessel conditions, and is involved in immunological response.
  • Transporting oxygen from red blood cells to the tissues.
  • Maintaining proper kidney function and fluid balance.


Sacha Inchi Oil Production Process

Nature Peru 2010