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May 3, 2014

Vega Savi Seed

by Anne Paddock

The Savi Seed is the trademarked name of the Sacha Inchi Seed – the richest, plant-based source of Omega 3 on the planet (17 times more per ounce than Sockeye salmon). Grown in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, the Sacha Inchi plant bears a star-shaped inedible fruit (as illustrated below) that darkens from green to brown, with an edible seed (once roasted) within a dark brown shell.

Light brown and oval in shape, the Sacha Inchi Seeds look similar to a marcona almond, and are known for their high protein, essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6), Omega 9, and iodine. A complete protein, Sacha Inchi Seeds have 9 grams of protein per ounce – more than most nuts and seeds – and 5 grams of fiber.

800px-Plukenetia_volubilisVega  – the plant-based protein shake, supplement, and nutritional bar company – gently roasts the seeds to perfection giving them a crunchy texture and a delicious nutty flavor. Available in three flavors: Oh Natural (lightly salted with sea salt), Cocoa Kissed (covered in organic 70% dark chocolate), and Karmelized (caramelized with organic cane sugar), Savi Seeds come in single serving 1-ounce packets called “snack packs” or 5-ounce pouches.The single serving packets are ideal for people on the go to enjoy as a snack or part of a healthy lunch.

1513224_10151890771312155_706393576_nSavi Seeds can be purchased directly from Vega at www.myvega.com www.vitacost, or www.amazon.com. The single serve 1-ounce packets sell for $3 individually or $2-$2.75 if purchased by the box (each box contains 12 1-ounce packets), depending on the retailer. The 5-ounce pouches sell for approximately $10.

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