The juice obtained from Yacon roots is used to produce a dark colored syrup. This syrup is a healthy alternative to sugar, honey or maple syrup. Because of its low glycemic index Yacon syrup does not lead to a strong increase in blood sugar levels. Because of the high content of fructooligosaccharides up to 50%, Yacon syrup has probiotic properties and a comparably low amount of calories. Nevertheless, Yacon syrup still contains the beneficial minerals and nutrients from the Yacon roots.
Yacon syrup is suited as sweetener for people that suffer from diabetes or as tasty alternative to commonly used sweeteners. Furthermore it can be used to support diets in order to loose weight.