Yacon is an herbaceous perennial plant that grows between 1.5m to 2.5m height. The plant produces large storage roots (also known as Yacon roots) normally eaten raw off the ground like a fruit due to its pleasant and slightly sweet taste. The roots are traditionally used by rural people as refreshment during field work, or occasionally for skin rejuvenation and to relieve intestinal, hepatic and renal disorders.
What makes the Yacon root so special is the high amount of FOS (fructooligosaccharide). When processed right a product can almost not influence the blood sugar level and therefore can be used as a natural and healthy alternative to sweeten all kinds of drinks or meals.
We only use the juice from the storage root of the Yacon plant and thanks to our unique production process we achieve a product which not only fullfills the raw food criteria and is free from any foreign substances but further distinguish from the other Yacon products on the market through:
- An orange-colored, more transparent syrup – instead of a black product.
- A lovely tasting, pretty neutral taste – instead of the intensive molasses like taste
- A product with a very low glycemic index
- The last point is certainly also important for everybody using Yacon for weight control