Our story… why we source and supply Inca Inchi Oil
After extensively researching the fish oil industry where generally, 5kg of fish to is required to produce 1kg of a good quality omega 3 oil, Cyndi wanted to provide an organic, land based oil with the same nutritional profile that tasted good and didn’t need colours, flavours or deodorising. Unable to source a suitable oil within Australia, our beautiful Inca Inchi Oil is extracted from the inca inchi seed found in the Amazon rainforest and has 48% omega 3 (ALA) and 84% essential fatty acids.
When Cyndi investigated fish oil industry not only was she looking into how the oil was produced but what was added to the oil as well as how they made the gel caps and what flavourings and deodorises they used to disguise the taste. As a young girl her Mum always gave her Cod Liver Oil by the spoon full for a daily tonic. The fish oil industry has evolved since the early days where you longer need to taste the oil, because of the gel caps, flavours, sweeteners and colours. But hang on surely this can’t be healthy. Can’t we find a land based oil that tastes good, doesn’t need colours, flavours and deodorising that doesn’t need 5 kg of fish to produce 1 kg of a good quality omega 3 oil.
Making up a spread sheet of all the plant based oils that were available. Worked out their omega 3, omega 6’s, their monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated, essential oils etc. Cyndi felt there was no one oil that could take the place of fish oil, so decided that if you could mix 4 oils together you could get the amount of omega 3 (ALA) that could match fish oil. One of the oils was coconut oil, but to mix coconut oil with other oils that don’t solidify in cooler temperatures means it needed an emulsifier. Trolling the internet and learnt about the inca inchi seed from South America, reading up on the nutritional profile and was stunned to find that finally an oil that fitted the profile of 48% omega 3 (ALA) and 84% essential fatty acids. Bingo. Not available in Australia we sourced this product from South America to source the best quality Inca Inchi Oil.
Changing Habits Inca Inchi Oil won the Annual Natural Food Awards for 2014
Inca Inchi oil (almond of the Incas) has a perfect balance of omega 3 (ALA)-6-9 and is very stable and healthy at room temperature. The oil is extracted from the Amazonian Inca Inchi plant: “Plukenetia Volúbilis Linneo”
Inca Inchi is a plant that is native to the Peruvian Amazon region. This oil is extracted from selected seeds of Plukenetia Volubilis Linneo. It is a truly natural, additive-free, non-refined vegetable oil. It is processed mechanically using techniques that do not alter the nature, nor the quality of the oil.
It is considered the single richest vegetable source of essential fatty acids, including linoleic Omega 6 and alpha-linolenic Omega 3. The human body does not manufacture these fatty acids on its own.
It is sustainable and in fact contributory to the social and economic wellbeing of the regions where the oil is manufactured.
This oil won gold medals at the European food fair in France for best new culinary oil. It’s mild nutty flavour is rapidly becoming a favourite amongst food lovers around the world.
It can be used in much the same way as you would use extra virgin olive oil – in salad dressings, on vegetables, pasta, makes a beautiful mayonnaise, as a dipping sauce, with a vinaigrette or as a superior replacement for flax seed oil.
2. Over 60% of the kernel is full of high quality proteins (99% digestible)
3. Inca Inchi Oil is 84% essential fats. (These are the fats your body doesn’t manufacture, they must be consumed).
The Inca inchi plant is a small one with small hermaphrodite flowers producing small pods (green at first and brown when ripe) which usually has 6 lobes. Each lobe contains a seed of 15-20mm width with an average weight of 1 gram.
Inca inchi seeds are rich in nutrients and essential fatty acids, much more than other oilseed plants known.
This land is located at a high altitude – 500 meters above sea level – in the conjunction of the Andes and the Amazonian jungle. The place is protected from excessive rain, flooding and hard winds. Inca inchi was a wild plant but today it is grown in the Amazonian jungle. The Amazonian jungle is one of the most valuable in the world, it contains thousands of animal and vegetal species and it represents today more than one fifth of the world’s fresh water reserves.
Inca Inchi Seed
Inca Inchi oil is produced from the seeds of the plant. Seeds are selected and cold-pressed to get a virgin and natural oil.
Inca inchi oil represents a source of precursor of Omega 3 (with an appropriate combination of omega 6 and 9). It allows humans to metabolize their own Omega 3.
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