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Peruvian Harvest - Organic Yacon (Powder or Syrup)

Peruvian Harvest - Organic Yacon (Powder or Syrup)

Regular price
$19.99
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$19.99

Info: Available as a Syrup or Concentrated Powder

A natural sweetener, yacon is considered a functional food, since it contains antimicrobial, antioxidant, and prebiotic components with numerous potential health benefits.

Info: Available as a Syrup or Concentrated Powder

A natural sweetener, yacon is considered a functional food, since it contains antimicrobial, antioxidant, and prebiotic components with numerous potential health benefits.

Product Notes:

Wouldn't it be great to have something that's sweet and good for you? You can -- or rather, Yacon, with the syrup or powder from this sweet-tasting root from the Smallanthus sonchifolius plant native to South America, which looks a bit like a sweet potato.

Yacon has a high FOS (FructoOligoSaccharides) content that we don't digest ourselves, so not only does this sweet fibre have a very low glycemic index value which won't cause blood sugar to spike, but it also functions as a prebiotic to nourish the healthy bacteria to help our gastrointestinal tract and digestive systems function better.

Studies have shown that yacon can reduce constipation, enhance mineral absorption, and help regulate serum cholesterol; and that daily consumption can have a favourable effect on serum glucose in the elderly; and that it could significantly decrease the body weight, waist circumference and body mass index in obese pre-menopausal women with insulin resistance

Ingredients:

Yacon Roots. Raw, Certified USDA Organic. Gluten-free, Non-GMO. Contains no artificial ingredients, and there was no use of irradiation or high heat.

Suggested Usage:

Add the sweet taste of Yacon root powder or syrup to juices, shakes, smoothies, hot beverages or any other drink. Or use them in place of refined sugar in your baking. Or add a little to sauces or other food preparations for a sweet note.

Store either type sealed in a cool, dry place, away from heat or light.

Supporting Science:

"Safety assessment of aqueous extract from leaf Smallanthus sonchifolius and its main active lactone, enhydrin." J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Nov 21.

"Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) as a Food Supplement: Health-Promoting Benefits of Fructooligosaccharides." Nutrients. 2016 Jul 21.


Product Options:
Powder; 250g (8.82 oz) Packet - $19.99 - UPC: 7750310000490
Syrup; 250ml (8.45oz) Glass Bottle - $26.99 - UPC: 7750310000285