"Yummy taste, excellent alternative to honey and agave nectar. "
- Malerie L.
Why We Love Yacon Syrup
Most of us think of sweeteners, and we think of refined white sugar or chemically produced sweeteners such as aspartame. The problems with these sweeteners is they are either loaded with calories, have a high glycemic index number, or are chemically altered and have negative side effects. The fact is, there has been a recent discovery of a new natural sweetener which is healthy, delicious, and has a low glycemic index number. Yacon syrup comes from the pressed root of Yacon plants and has been long used by native Peruvians as a natural and delicious sweetener.
Improves absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body
Supports digestive function
May not cause cavities the way regular granulated cane sugars do
Supports immunity response
Yacon syrup is an all natural sweetener which comes from the Yacon root. This root grows much in the same way as potatoes in a tuber-like structure deep within the soil. When the root is extracted, it is either eaten as a fruit, or the juices are pressed from the root to get the delicious sweet syrup. The yacon roots are extremely low on the glycemic index scale, containing fructooligosaccharide, a natural simple sugar which is not absorbed by the body. This means you can enjoy the sweetness without any of the negative benefits of the sweet syrup.
Health Benefits of Yacon Syrup
Some studies have shown that yacon syrup may be a safe sweetener alternative for those watching their sugar levels. In a study in 2004 in Peru, fasting individuals were given different sweeteners and had blood glucose levels tested before and after consuming different sweeteners. The group which consumed yacon had almost no change in blood glucose levels after consuming it, making it a safer alternative for those sensitive to sugar.
Yacon has also been shown to help increase the levels of healthy bacteria and flora within the intestines. This has been known to not only help digestion, but it also helps to prevent certain types of colon maladies.
How to Use Organic Yacon Syrup
Yacon Syrup can be used in the same ways maple syrup, agave, stevia, honey, or other liquid sweeteners in recipes. It can be used in 1:1 ratios for recipes calling for liquid sweeteners such as honey or syrup in baking or other recipes. It is easy to use, tastes delicious, and has little impact on blood sugar levels.
Yacon syrup is a healthy, organic, natural sweetener which is high in antioxidants as well as low in glucose levels. The naturally sweet syrup is not refined, not processed, and low in calories.
Ingredients: Organic yacon syrup.