Sweet and Healthy
Yacon powder has a slightly sweet flavor and is known worldwide as the future food for stabilizing blood sugar.
Due to its unique carbohydrate composition, Yacon stores carbohydrates as fructooligosacharides (FOS), which makes it an ideal Superfood for those watching their sugar intake.
Excellent Sweet Tasting Low-Carb Food
Yacon contains inulin, an indigestible sugar, which means that although is has a sweet flavor, it contains fewer calories than would be expected.
Yacon is also beneficial in colon-related problems and also acts as a prebiotic that balances the flora and flow in the intestines. It has also proved effective against parasites and fungus.
Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius or Polymnia edulis) is grown in the Northern and Central Andes from Ecuador to Argentina. It is a crisp, sweet-tasting tuber rich in inulin (fructooligosaccharides). People call it "jicama" in Ecuador, but yacón is a different plant related to sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke. Yacón is beneficial for those watching their sugar intake.