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Sacha Inchi Nut Product

Is anyone growing Sacha Inchi?

Apparently this is a growing product in US for people who need help with increased Omega 3 oils in their diet. I met a group from Laos who has started a company which provides this product in several forms. Theirs will soon be available in the United States after FDA approval.

After reading about the benefits, it is an amazing plant for sure.
High in omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E and can help to boost muscle growth, protect your brain, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Sacha Inchi is also better for the environment than many other sources of protein, and can help to encourage sustainable reforestation.

I’m curious about your experience growing and harvesting this plant in tropical climates?

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I will be curious to hear responses to this. I visited a few years back with some people in Thailand and Laos that were attempting to grow Sacha Inchi but they were having considerable trouble with the crop getting moldy shortly after harvest.

Hi, I’m growing Sacha Inchi in Kalaymyo - Myanmar. It’s only 2 years old and we haven’t really sold a lot of the nuts yet. We were going to supply a local merchant who has a contract with Thailand, but the price he’s offered is not what I would like to see, so will try and sell as a niche market crop on the local market. I’d also be interested in hearing about this group in Laos.
When growing them, be aware that they do not like wet feet, but still need plenty of water. We lost about half of what we planted because we planted in waterlogged clay soils and they didn’t get sufficient aeration around their roots. I had hoped that the soils would drain quicker than they did. Given time, we will get the soils right. Harvesting is easy, but it would be useful to have a machine to help crack the kernels to get the nuts out. We are currently doing it by hand, but the labour costs are eating into the profits.
cheers
Wayne

How i wish to to plant this plant in the Philippines. May I request some seeds? Thank you.