Certified Organic Yacón Syrup & Powder - A delicious healthy raw low GI vegan sweetener
The yacón is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers & leaves. It grows in the warm, temperate Andean valleys at elevations below 3,500 m. It's delicious edible tubers, which are sweet and low in calories, hold a variety of benefits. It has a mild sweet flavour and an unusual moist, crunchy texture slightly reminiscent of fresh-picked apple, pineapple and watermelon.The unique market potential for yacon is as a dietetic fiber due to its unique carbohydrate composition. Most other roots and tubers store carbohydrates as starch – a polymer of glucose; yacon stores carbohydrate as fructooligosacaride (FOS) – a polymer composed mainly of fructose. Yacón tuber provides an excellent balance of 20 essential amino acids. It has one of the highest levels of potassium found in any plant, and high levels of calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus.