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Sacha Inchi Oil: The New Super Star

October 7, 2015

Sacha Inchi seeds (also known as “Star seeds”) have been used for centuries by the indigenous people of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. Sacha Inchi Oil provides a rich, well-balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids…and is one of the richest vegetable sources of omega-3 on earth. Not only is it super rich in omega-3, it also has a pleasant, mild, and nutty taste (no fish oil burps here) and an added bonus is that you can cook with it at low temperature. So truly, an oil with benefits.

The really neat thing about Sacha Inchi is that it is truly changing people’s lives. Flora has partnered with Amazon Health Products who integrate a network of over 1,000 small farming families in Peru—helping to organize, certify organic, and introduce fair trade mechanisms. Not only is the harvesting of Sacha Inchi seeds providing families with the opportunity to make a livable wage, it is providing them with an alternative to illegal cocaine production and eliminates the need to clear rainforest. You see, the beautiful thing about Sacha Inchi is that it thrives in dense forests and is highly productive, bearing fruit all year round—hence, a more sustainable income for Peruvian families. Partnering with companies like Amazon Health Products is just another aspect of Flora’s commitment to sustainability.

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