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YACON can be easily used as a sugar substitute due to its high content of fructooligosaccharids (FOS), which is healthy and does not make fat. YACON is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphor. YACON has a pleasant sweet taste and is used mainly in ...
|Nutritional Value||per 100 g||per Portion (4 g)|
|Energy||332 kcal||13,28 kcal|
|(1390 kJ)||(56 kJ)|
|Fat||0,1 g||< 0,1 g|
|thereof saturated fatty acids||0 g||0 g|
|Carbohydrates||76 g||3,04 g|
|thereof sugar||4,9 g||0,19 g|
|Protein||4 g||0,16 g|
|Salt||0,1 g||< 0,1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||9,2 g||0,36 g|
|Potassium||855 mg||34,2 mg|
|Calcium||283 mg||11,3 mg|
|Phosphorus||111 mg||4,4 mg|
|All information subject to the usual fluctuations in natural products|
YACON – the ancestors of the Inca already valued this root as a healthy and nutritious food.
YACON can be easily used as a sugar substitute due to its high content of fructooligosaccharids (FOS), which is healthy and does not make fat.
YACON is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphor.
YACON has a pleasant sweet taste and is used mainly in smoothies, mueslis and baked goods.
We buy our organic YACON powder directly from producers in Peru: It is cultivated in a controlled organic environment outside of the old Inca capitol of Cusco on small family farms at an altitude of over 2,500 meters. Yacon root is harvested by hand and afterwards processed very gently.
Yacon contains a number of valuable ingredients: fructose in the form of fructooligosaccharids (FOS), several minerals, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphor, and iron, as well as important vitamins B1, B2 and C.
How Yacon works:
The Yacon plant contains a very high fructose content (75 % of the dry substance), which is mainly present as inulin and has a positive impact on blood sugar, cholesterol, and uric acid levels. Inulin is an insulin dependent fiber and improves, e.g. the absorption of calcium. As inulin cannot be digested, it promotes intestinal activity along with fructooligosaccharids (FOS). It acts prebiotic and positively impacts the intestinal flora, since the sugar molecules cannot be broken down by enzymes, but serve as nutrition for intestinal bacteria. This enables the body to better receive important nutrition from vitamins and minerals.
Because it fills and reduces appetite, Yacon can help to loose weight. It also has half as many calories as e.g. granulated sugar.
As a sugar substitute Yacon is not suited for diabetics, however some people in Peru drink a tea made from the leaves, which is supposed to lower blood sugar. It has been proved through lab tests that the blood sugar of rats droped, when they received yacon with their prior meal. www.nature.com/yacon
The heart function also profits: The high content of potassium supports the heart, as it relaxes the blood vessels and supports the cardio-vascular system.
Liver function can also be improved with Yacon, as the root counteracts fat accumulation in the liver. Additionally, Yacon leaves are used in the production of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Due to the number of ingredients, organic Yacon powder is especially suited for:
- And everybody who is health conscious
We buy our organic YACON powder directly from producers in Peru: It is cultivated in a controlled organic environment outside of the old Inca capitol of Cusco on small family farms at an altitude of over 2,500 meters.
Yacon harvest is done by hand: the up to 30 cm long roots are carefully pulled together with their leaves from the ground - taking care that the roots do not break. The Yacon roots are transported in airy boxes to the nearest production facility. Once they arrive they are sorted and washed. Only the best quality is used for production of Yacon powder. Finally, Yacon roots are shelled and cut into slices to allow for better drying. After gentle drying the yacon slices are ground into powder.
The Yacon powder is now ready for distribution.
Through direct purchase from small producers in Peru we support the livelihood of small family farms and ensure that cultivation, harvest, and production is being done in harmony with nature.
Due to its intense sweetness, Yacon powder is excellent for fruit salads, mueslis, or any type of smoothie. As a healthy alternative to sugar it can also be used in baked goods.
Sprinkle on top of dishes or mix in and enjoy !
You can find various delicious recipes at our Recipe page.
1 - 3 x daily sprinkle or mix 1 teaspoon (abt. 4 - 5 g) organic Yacon Powder into dishes.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. This product is not a replacement for a balanced and varied diet. By uncertainty please consult a specialist about the use of this product. Please keep out of reach of small children.
Yacon (Smallanthus Sonchifolius) grows to be 1 to 3 meters high and is yellow-orange during blowwom. The herbaceus Yacon plant comes from the sunflower family and grows mainly in warmer areas on rich soil.
The eatable roots of the yacon shrub are up to 30 cm long and 10 cm thick. Each yacon bulb develops from 5 to 20 root tubers. The yacon bulbs have been used by the Andes inhabitants of Peru as a healthy food for centuries, and are traditionally eaten raw or cooked. Raw they are crunchy and sweet and remind of pears or apples.
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