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What is yacon syrup?
Yacon is a tuber that is grown in warm and temperate areas of the Andes Mountains. In Peru it is widely known for its crunchy texture and sweet taste. Yacon can be confused many times with sweet potato or yucca, but it has a lighter texture and the taste is quite sweet. In addition, it can be found in different presentations such as tea, syrup, powder, capsules and even flours. According to studies, the main substances in fresh yacon roots are: water, carbohydrates, protein, and lipids. The content of carbohydrates in the dry matter of yacon roots is approximately 94%. Apart from free sugars, e.g., glucose, fructose, and sucrose, yacon roots store carbohydrates in the form of fructans, unlike most plant roots in the human diet that store carbohydrates in the form of starch. Among its benefits are the improvement of problems in blood, insulin, digestion, bones, etc. that allows us to nourish ourselves and enjoy this wonderful peruvian superfood. Having said that, our yacon syrup is made up of 100% pure and fresh organic yacon, which in addition to being healthy is very versatile for any recipe, where you want to give it a sweet touch without feeling guilty.
Why is yacon syrup good for you?
This superfood from the Peruvian Andes is remarkably healthy for the body. It has a sweet and pleasant taste; perfect to add to most diets. Nowadays, yacon has gained greater value and recognition in the world, since it is considered a functional food, rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and soluble fibers with prebiotic effects. It's a great option for people with diabetes since -according to a study- it reduces blood glucose due to its beneficial effects on hepatic insulin sensitivity in the insulin resistant state. On the other hand, yacon is very beneficial for those who just want to support their weight loss, as it is well known for reducing appetite. Though Peruvian yacon is quite new to the global market, it is still considered a very beneficial and functional food with amazing health benefits that can be found in both its leaves and tubers. Actually, studies have shown that yacon contains anti-cancer, antioxidative, antidiabetic and antimicrobial properties. You can consume it at any time and even share it with children! It's delicious, healthy, and so nutritious, we are sure it will become your new favorite kitchen staple.
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