Superfood - Sacha Inchi Seeds

New on the shelves of Trader Joe’s – conveniently located a stone’s throw from the Blue Roof Bikram Yoga studio – are sacha inchi seeds. They are new to Trader Joe’s, but not a new product; they’ve been around for centuries and are packed with good for you things! They are from Peru – good things are coming out of Peru, like maca, more on that later. This superfood snack is rich in omega fatty acids: 3, 6, and 9, in the form of Alpha Lineoleic Acid (ALA). Their nut-like savory flavor can be compared to pistachios and almonds, yet different, and they pack a powerful crunch. Because this is an excellent source of plant-based protein, they are very suitable to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. One of the proteins sacha inchi seeds are rich in is tryptophan, a protein that produces that “feel good” feeling and helps with insomnia. We could literally write a book on this wonderful “new” superfood, but we suggest you stop by Trader Joe’s on your way to/from a Bikram Yoga or Inferno Pilates class at the Blue Roof Studio.