Literally stumbled upon this at Jimbo's two days ago. What a happy accident! The first thing I noticed was that it's a COMPLETE protein aka it contains all the essential amino acids. This is unlike brown rice protein or pea protein which need to be mixed together to create a complete protein.
It's also particularly high in protein - 6g for 40 calories! Not too shabby.
WHAT IS IT?
"known as the Inca peanut, is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community of the United States, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit that these seeds grow in is inedible, but when lightly roasted with low heat the seeds take on a crisp nutty flavor" source.
WHY IS IT GOOD FOR ME?
Like I mentioned above, high protein for low calories and no carbs. Additionally it contains large amounts of tryptophan.
Tryptophan is responsible for creating your serotonin - the feel good hormone. Not only does it help relieve any stress you have, but it also helps to regulate your appetite.
Eh. Not anything to write home about BUT tasteless when mixed into smoothies. The nutritional aspect definitely trumps the flavor. Or lack thereof.
Find it here.