Company president Ron Udell says that Sacha Inchi can be used in functional food, cosmetics, and protein powders.
Ingredients supplier OptiPure (Los Angeles) is now offering Sacha Inchi, a “superfood” plant native to Peru that is a rich source of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids.
The company supplies the ingredient in three forms: oil, powder, and seeds. The oil is said to be rich in vitamin E and to have a long shelf life. The powder is high in protein and fiber and can be mixed with water. The seeds can be coated and used in confectionery products. All three forms are gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. Company president Ron Udell says that Sacha Inchi can be used in functional food, cosmetics, and protein powders.
OptiPure’s Sacha Inchi is cultivated in accordance with the environmental, social, and economic sustainability principles of The BioTrade Initiative established by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the firm says. The crop is processed in a facility that is HACCP certified by NSF International.