Is Inca Oil the New Superfood in Singapore?
The New Superfood is here to stay with Incarich’s first ever launch of its product, Inca Tea and Inca Oil made available at NTUC Fairprice supermarkets in Singapore.
It is made from Sacha Inchi plant or scientifically known as Plukenetia Volubilis, also known as Inca peanuts. It have been consumed mostly by the native Peruvian people since centuries ago. The plant produce the star shape fruits which contains the highest level of plant-based Omega. This is good news for vegans out there.
This amazing plant produces edible seeds and leaves which is rich in Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, proteins (with all the essential amino acids) and other substances such as Vitamin E, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory properties. The seeds is then roasted and later cold-compressed to produce the Inca oil. It has the highest amount of Omega-6 compared to Olive, Soya Bean, Maize and Sunflower oils.
The oil can be use as functional food ingredient due to its high content of unsaturated fatty acids. One advantage the oil has over fish oil is the absence of fishy taste. This rich in protein oil can be cooked or consumed directly. It is a vegetable oil that is ideal for cooking as it can be used for low-temperature cooking of less than 170 degrees Celsius/338 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 15 minutes.
It has gained world’s attention when the oil won the gold medal awards at the “World Edible Oil” competition in Paris in 2004 (Agroindustrias Amazonicas, 2006). The Inca Oil had approximately twice the amount of Omega3 and Omega-6 than flaxseed oil. (Guillen et al., 2003: Maurer et al.,2012). Research has shown that the oil contains anti-cancer properties and antiproliferatives activities, it said to be able to induced early and late stages of cancer cells (Nascimento et al., 2013).
The Incarich’s Inca Oil has also recently received healthier choice symbol by the Health Promotion Board with its low in saturated fats and Trans fat free content.
You can now easily purchase any Incarich’s Inca Tea and Inca Oil at 6 NTUC Fairprice supermarket outlets;
- Tampines Mall NTUC Fairprice,
- Singpost NTUC Fairprice,
- Hyper Sports Hub NTUC Fairprice,
- Orchard Grand Court NTUC Fairprice,
- Sun Plaza NTUC Fairprice,
- Rivervale Mall NTUC Fairprice,
- NTUC Fairprice online.