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Organic Yacon Syrup 10.5oz
Our Raw Organic Yacon Syrup is a delicious low-glycemic sweetener with a light, elegant, molasses-like flavor, made from a South American tuber used for thousands of years by the Andean natives. Yacon contains potent prebiotics that promote beneficial gut bacteria.
Raw Organic Yacon root is the ideal organic vegan low glycemic sweetener. Smallanthus sonchifoliuss is a distant relative of the sunflower with a large, sweet edible root. This tuber is indigenous to the highlands of South America where the locals have cultivated and consumed Yacon for centuries. The people of the Peruvian, Ecuadorian, and Colombian highlands eat it as a fruit due to its delicious sweet flavor often described as a mix of apple and watermelon.
Organic Yacon is a low glycemic dietetic sweetener that is diabetic friendly due to its unique composition of FOS (fructooligosaccharide) sugars. Rather than storing its carbohydrates as starch if stores them as FOS, a polymer primarily composed of fructose. It contains the highest levels of oligofructose of any known food on the planet. This prebiotic sugar is NOT absorbed by the body, therefore one experiences the awesome sweetness of the FOS sugars without any spikes or crashes in blood sugar levels. Consuming FOS in Organic Raw Yacon products is known to increase absorption levels of B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium while improving the elimination of toxins from the intestines. Raw Organic Yacon acts as a powerful prebiotic – not only balancing blood sugar and providing nutrients but also aiding in the manufacture of beneficial digestive flora. Organic Raw Yacon is a powerful superfood, it’s role in boosting the bodies digestion and absorption of crucial vitamins and minerals makes Organic Raw Yacon the perfect low glycemic healthy vegan sweetener. The high levels of polysaccharides present in Organic Yacon make this sweetener the perfect mood elevating addition to a healthy high energy producing diet.
Our Yacon is cultivated high in the Andes of Peru by small organic family farms where fresh mountain spring water, rich volcanic soil, and pristine Andean air combine for ideal Yacon cultivation conditions. Alpha Naturals Yacon is harvested at the peak of its ripeness then sliced and dehydrated at under 46°C before it is ground into a fine powder. This powderized low glycemic sweetener is perfect for raw desserts, chocolate, smoothies, superfood shakes, and even baked goods such as gluten free cookies, cakes, ice cream, and pies.