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Sacha Inchi Superfood Contain Omega Fatty AcidsSacha Inchi Superfood Contain Omega Fatty Acids

June 19, 2013

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Sacha Inchi Superfood Contain Omega Fatty Acids

LOS ANGELESOptiPure introduced three forms of its new Sacha Inchi, a superfood grown and harvested in the Amazon region of Peru, that contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 in an all-in-one ingredient.

The oil has an outstanding shelf life and is rich in vitamin E, while the powder is high in protein, rich in fiber and is ready to mix with water. The seeds can be coated and used in confectionery products.

"All three forms have pleasant taste characteristics and are gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO," said Ron Udell, president of OptiPure, a division of Kenko International, Inc. "This is truly a unique ingredient in that it has applications in functional foods, cosmetics and protein powders."

Sacha Inchi is a superfood that's grown year-long and harvested every 15 to 20 days by small family farms in the Amazon region of Peru. It's cultivated in accordance with the principles of Bio Trade including the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, the fair distribution of benefits and socioeconomic sustainability. The Sacha Inchi crop is processed in a facility that is HACCP certified by NSF.

For more information on formulations with exotic ingredients visit Using Exotic Ingredients.

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