Sacha Inchi Seeds
We love finding new stuff. Of course, that comes with the caveat that when we say “finding,” in this case we mean discovering something that’s existed for almost forever but that we found out about much more recently than that. Sacha Inchi Seeds definitely fall into this category.
Trader Joe’s Sacha Inchi Seeds, scientifically known as plukenetia volubilis, come to us from the Southeast Asian rainforest regions, where they grow inside beautiful, myriad-shaped geometric pods. Some have taken to calling these nut-like seeds superfoods due to their impressive nutritional profile – they are among the best sources of plant-based Omega-3 Fatty Acids, with a single serving providing 300% of the daily allowance of ALA (Alpha Lineoleic Acid). A one ounce serving also packs eight grams of protein, making them a better source of protein than almonds, cashews, or walnuts. Their flavor is unique – savory and salty, similar to a pistachios or almonds, but really unlike any other nuts we’ve tasted. They’re incredibly crunchy, with a subtly buttery finish.
We haven’t seen Sacha Inchi Seeds in many stores, but we can’t imagine that will be the case for long. We also can’t imagine any other stores offering them at the value we’re presenting. We’re selling each eight ounce bag of Sacha Inchi Seeds for $6.99. You’ll find them with our nuts and dried fruits.