Yacon tubers have fructooligosaccharide which is an indigestible polysaccharide made of fructose. Fructooligosaccharides have sweet taste which pass unmetabolised through human digestive tract as it have low caloric value. Due to its prebiotic effect, it is used by beneficial bacterial that promotes colon health and supports digestion. Yacon possess anti-hyperglycemic effects. It has fructooligosaccharides so that body won’t absorb simple sugars. It reduces the glucose production in liver and causes shift to reduce fasting glucose rates. It is essential for the people with diabetes. Research has been conducted on the yacon’s ability to increase sensitivity of insulin in the body. It is beneficial for diabetic patients or for those people who are at high chances of developing the disease.
Yacon syrup, due to its reduced caloric contribution to the human body, is recommended for people who want to lose weight and for people with overweight and obesity problems. Its high content of FOS stimulates the proliferation of Bifidobacteria, a group of beneficial bacteria in the colon that have been associated with various physiological processes that result in better body health.
- Functional jams with yacon and agave
- Instant functional mixes with superfoods
- Organic cacao nibs with yacon syrup
The main regions are the inter andean valleys of Huanuco, Pasco and Junín. Quality of the product (taste and color) will depend on a mix of factors. We make sure the best quality is available for our customers.
It is made with 100% slected organic yacon roots. It has a low sugar index, a high amount of FOS and a unique and natural sweet flavour.
Yacon powder is usually used as a natural sweetener in many recipes such as smoothies, drinks, cakes, ice-cream and other desserts.