Inca Inchi gelatinised protein powder naturally contains the highest percentage (up to 65%) of high-quality protein, due to the low carbohydrate and fibre content of the seeds. This is the highest protein percentage of all animal and vegetable sources available in the world food market.

It has high digestibility and bioavailability indices, is free from gluten and allergens, it is not transgenic and is grown organically.


* Inca Inchi powder contains 6% omega oils
Naturally contains antioxidants and
the oil is extracted by cold pressing.

** Soya flour contains 0.5% omega oils
the oil is normally extracted using chemical solvents.


Inca Inchi protein powder is a natural organic product with no additives, obtained from carefully selected Plukenetia volubilis Linneo seeds, commonly known as sacha inchi. The process involves mechanical milling and extrusion, but no solvents or chemicals, in which the seeds are hulled and part of the oil content is extracted. It naturally contains no antinutrients and therefore does not need to be refined.

Inca Inchi powder contains the highest percentage of high biological value protein of all edible vegetable and animal products, it provides all essential amino-acids and minerals giving it a better balance than the most-used cereals: soya, wheat, rice, quinoa and all others. In fact its nutritional value exceeds that of meat, eggs and dairy products, which is why Inca Inchi powder and its essential amino-acids should be included in all traditional and vegetarian diets, as well as those for sportsmen and the old. The lack of gluten in Inca Inchi means that it can be eaten by celiac disease sufferers. The entire Inca Inchi production process is organic.


Gelatinised Inca Inchi protein powder is a vegetable protein with high nutritional quality, a good flavor and an excellent combination of essential and non-essential amino acids, complete balanced and with high percentages of the most valuable components, giving it a high digestibility index and high bioavailability; it is a superior to traditional protein and is easy to digest for children and adults alike. Its natural composition includes omega 3 oil, which is very important to ensure good cardiovascular function and microcirculation in the brain.


Gelatinised organic Inca Inchi protein powder can increase the protein content of a large variety of foods, whether raw, cooked or preserved, and drinks: bread, biscuits, pastries, pastas, flour, dairy produce and meat, it can also give texture and stability to emulsions. It hydrates easily, forming gels and emulsions that can withstand a wide range of heat treatments, even in the presence of salt. It is used as an ingredient in foodstuffs, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products and cosmetics. Inca Inchi protein is an excellent food source for humans.


Protein is essential for every cell in our bodies from our nails to our brains; enzymes, hormones and other molecules are also indispensable for life. It is important and healthy for our daily diet to contain protein, the amount varies depending on different factors such as age, activity, state of health and others, so a general recommendation cannot be made but 0.9 grams per kilo of weight is indicated, making 60 to 100 grams a day for a man of average weight and little physical activity, and 45 to 75 grams for a woman in the same condition. Bearing in mind that Inca Inchi protein powder contains more than 60% pure protein and that the daily diet includes other sources of protein, the recommended daily quantity of Inca Inchi powder would be approximately one gram per kilo of weight for an adult consuming 2000 calories a day; sportsmen and growing people may consume more.


Proteins play an important role when we want to lose weight; according to a number of studies, they stimulate the metabolism causing it to burn more calories and have an appetite-suppressing effect, causing us to eat less and reduce calorie intake; not only do they help us to lose weight, they prevent us from gaining weight.

Protein should represent 30% of a daily diet of 2000 calories; those who perform considerable physical activity need more protein in their diet than those leading sedentary lives, although certain factors, such as age or certain chronic illnesses, cause a loss of muscle mass and so a higher than normal consumption is advisable.



Unmature Inca inchi fruit

Dry Inca Inchi seed

Inca Inchi flour


Proteins are molecules formed by various amino-acids joined with peptide bonds; they are macronutrients made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and some also contain Sulphur, phosphorus, iron and molybdenum. These elements are involved in the biological processes taking place in our bodies as well as in mental activities; they account for approximately half of the weight of a body’s tissues and are present in all of its cells. Proteins form part of the structure of cellular membranes and are essential for living cells, they are indispensable in all life forms.

The cells of the human body use amino-acids to build proteins and thus to form tissue, enzymes, hormones, antibodies and some neurotransmitters. Proteins, therefore, are essential for the formation and repair of muscles, bones and other tissues; their principal biological functions are to act in biocatalisis in the metabolism and as antibodies.

Food rich in proteins is necessary to repair wear and tear in tissues, allow growth and maintain good health.


Amino-acids are the building blocks of protein, the raw material from which our body is made: muscles, hair, bones, skin and even the brain tissue that produces our thoughts, emotions and consciousness.

Hundreds of amino-acids can be found in nature, but only 20 are used to make protein. They are called  protein amino-acids..

The body cannot synthesise essential amino-acids, it must obtain them from food.

The 9 essential amino-acids:

  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine
  • Histidine


Not all high-protein foods have the same amino-acid content. INCA INCHI protein is complete and balanced between essential and non-essential amino-acids.

Protein functions

Proteins play a fundamental role in the human body. They are essential for growth because they contain nitrogen, which is not present in other molecules such as fat or carbohydrates; they are especially necessary for growing children and adolescents, and for pregnant women as they make possible the creation of new cells

They are also essential for the synthesis and maintenance of different types of tissue and parts of the body, such as gastric fluids, haemoglobin, vitamins, hormones and enzymes (the latter act as biological catalysts, increasing the speed of metabolic chemical reactions). Furthermore, they help to carry gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide through the bloodstream and act to maintain the acid-base balance and oncotic pressure of plasma.

Other more specific functions are, for example, those of antibodies, a type of protein that acts as the body’s natural defence against possible infections or external agents; collagen, whose function makes it essential in supporting tissues, or myosin and actin, two muscular proteins that enable movement, among many others.

The 20 types of protein amino-acids

Protein amino-acids perform physiological functions on their own.

  1. Glutamic acid: this amino-acid is known as brain fuel and one of its main functions is to absorb the body’s excess ammonia.
  2. Alanine: the principal task of this amino-acid is to intervene in glucose metabolism.
  3. Arginine: is part of the process of detoxification of the body, in the urea cycle and the synthesis of creatinine. In addition, it intervenes in the production and release of growth hormone.
  4. Asparagine: is synthesised from aspartic acid and, together with glutamine, eliminates excess ammonia from the body as well as improving resistance to fatigue.
  5. Cisteine: takes part in the process of eliminating heavy metals from the body and is essential for healthy hair growth.
  6. Phenylalanine: essential – this amino-acid regulates endorphins, which are responsible for the feeling of happiness. They reduce appetite and help to relieve pain.
  7. Glycine: helps the body to create muscle mass, aids correct wound healing and prevents infectious diseases, as well as aiding proper brain function.
  8. Glutamine: glutamine is found in abundance in the muscles. This amino-acid boosts brain function and mental activity, as well as helping to resolve impotence. It is also essential for combating alcohol problems.
  9. Histidine: essential – this amino-acid is the precursor for histamine and is found in abundance in haemoglobin and is necessary for the production of both red and white blood cells. Furthermore, it intervenes in the growth process, in tissue repair and the formation of myelin sheaths.
  10. Isoleucine: essential – this amino-acid forms part of the genetic code and is necessary for our muscle tissue and to form haemoglobin. It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
  11. Leucine: essential – like the previous amino-acid, it intervenes in the formation and repair of muscle tissue and helps to repair skin and bone. It also acts as an energy source in high-stress training and assists with the production of growth hormone.
  12. Lysine: essential – together with methionine, it synthesizes the amino-acid carnitine and is important in the treatment of herpes.
  13. Methionine: essential – is important in preventing certain types of oedemas, high cholesterol and hair loss.
  14. Proline: is responsible for the synthesis of several neurotransmitters involved in depression, and also helps with the synthesis of collagen.
  15. Serine: is an amino-acid that intervenes in the metabolism of fats and is a precursor of the phospholipids that supply the nervous system.
  16. Taurine: taurine strengthens the heart muscles and prevents arrhythmia. It improves vision and prevents macular degeneration.
  17. Tyrosine: tyrosine is important as a neurotransmitter and may help to alleviate anxiety or depression.
  18. Threonine: essential – necessary in the process of detoxification and takes part in the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
  19. Tryptophan: essential – this is the precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin, associated with mood. Tryptophan is considered to be a natural anti-depressive and also facilitates sleep. It is also a very healthy component and easily found in healthy diets
  20. Valine: like some of the previous amino-acids, valine is important for growth and repairs to muscle tissue. It also helps to regulate appetite.



Cultivation, processing and dispatch to our customers are carried out under the conditions required for certified organic products. Processing takes place in line with certified quality standards