Yacon is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers and leaves. The plants syrup from the very sweet root is raising eyebrows in the medical community and natural product world for its medicinal qualities.
Yacon contains fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which pass through the digestive track un-metabolized, providing no calories. The sugars, however, are metabolized by the bifidobacteria in the large intestine and can contribute to improved digestions and absorption of vitamins and nutrients. The undigested portion of Yacon serves as prebiotic-food for friendly bacteria.
It may help diabetics regulate and normalize glucose levels in the blood due to its FOS content. Yacon is considered hypoglycemic and holds promise as a sweetener for diabetics and others who choose not to consume sugar.
Use in place of sugar as you would with honey. One quarter teaspoon of Yacon Syrup is equal in sweetness to one teaspoon of sugar or honey. Use on pancakes, hot cereals and for baking. Delicious when added to Tea.
Ingredients: 100% Yacon (smallianthus sonchifolia).
Keep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information.