The Yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius) is endemic to the Andes. The plant forms big edible tubers with a high content of water and healthy nutrients. During the storage of the freshly harvested Yacon tubers, they develop an enjoyable sweetness that can be compared to melon, pear or nashi-fruit.
The outstanding attribute of Yacon is that carbohydrates are not stored as starch but prevalently as inulin or fructooligosaccharides (FOS). These sugars cannot be digested in the human small intestine and migrate to the large intestine as fibre. Because of that Yacon roots have prebiotic properties and do not cause an excessive rise of the blood sugar levels. Therefore, Yacon is perfectly suited for diabetics. The glycemic index is less than 30.
Here we provide you with the finest organic quality of:
- Yacon powder
- Yacon crisps
- Yacon syrup
Application as alternative natural sweetener:
- in bakery
- in granola (muesli)
- in joghurt
- in smoothies