Alejandro told me that Sacha Inchi oil comes from the depths of the Amazon, it is also known as the Inca peanut and it is the richest oil in Omega 3 and 6 that exists on the planet. It also provides the least amount of fatty acids in oil.
I flew to Peru and did not forget Alejandro's request. Walking through Lima I could see that Sacha Inchi oil could easily be found in supermarkets for about 40 soles a liter bottle (about 10 euros).
Anyway, I left the shopping for the return and when traveling through the interior of the country I was surprised to find the origin of this almost sacred oil among the Incas. It was on an afternoon of hot Amazon sun. I was in the center of Tarapoto walking through its beautiful and hectic markets.
When I find myself in a distant place, mixing in the human warmth of a market is one of the things I appreciate most about a trip. While savoring the moment, I was surprised to find among the species section a bag with a known name. It was a bag containing a kind of peanuts and the word Sacha Inchi inscribed on it Alejandro quickly came to mind.
Sacha Inchi oil is extracted from the same seed that peanuts were made from. A bag of 45 grams was barely worth 1.70 soles (about 40 cents). I couldn't help taking a few bags under my arm!