Our oil is mechanically extracted through a cold pressing process without the use of chemicals or solvents at low temperatures preserving their essential fatty acids and tocopherols.
- It contains about 93% unsaturated fats mostly 84% polyunsaturated fats with alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3) up to 48% and linoleic acid (Omega-6) up to 36% and 9% of monounsaturated fats with Oleic acid (Omega-9). It has little saturated fats with 7%.
- It has one of the highest contents of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3) with up to 48% among all vegetable oils in the world.
- It has an ideal balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 (1.4 to 1). Omega-3 and Omega-6 are the two essential fatty acids that humans must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them.
- It has one of the highest concentrations of naturally occurring tocopherols mainly gamma and delta tocopherols with 1,900 mg/Kg. Due to its high content of naturally occurring tocopherols:
o Our sacha inchi oil does not require additives or chemical preservatives to maintain its freshness and stability through time.
o Our sacha inchi oil has one of the highest smoke points with 255ºC/491ºF among unrefined vegetable oils in the market allowing it to withstand cooking over medium-high heat.
o Its tocopherols are powerful antioxidants that can inhibit the activities of free radicals in the human body. They also aid in the maintenance of an effective immune system.