Sacha inchi oil has a mild flavour with a nutty finish and may be appropriate for a variety of cuisines, although when consumed daily after 1 week, some subjects indicated low acceptance for the oil. Rich in alpha-linoelic acid (ALA), the oil was evaluated in a 4 month ingestion study (10-15 ml per day) by adults, showing it was safe and tended to increase blood levels of HDL cholesterol. *
Sacha Inchi oil is valued as a nutritional supplement because it contains a high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it an excellent source for Omega 3 (alpha linolenic acid) and Omega 6 (linoleic acid).
This oil is the perfect supplement for people that do not consume seafood or enough Omega-rich vegetables. It contains antioxidant vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and rich in essential and non-essential amino acids that are important for good health.
Sacha Inchi oil has a naturally higher concentration of essential fatty acids (84%), with more than 48% being Omega 3. It improves circulation while lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation throughout the body.
*Gonzales GF, Gonzales C (2014). "A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study on acceptability, safety and efficacy of oral administration of sacha inchi oil (Plukenetia volubilis L.) in adult human subjects". Food Chem Toxicol 65: 168–76