Yacon syrup is an all-natural, plant-based sweetener extracted from the root of the yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius), a genetic cousin of the sunflower with edible leaves and tubers most commonly found in South America.
Benefits of Yacon Syrup
As with most natural sweeteners, the syrup is a low-calorie alternative to more processed sugars. The syrup’s sweet taste—but lack of substantial calories—is due to the presence of fructooligosaccharides (a form of sugar which cannot be readily absorbed by the body). The syrup of the yacon root has a very low glycemic index, meaning that its consumption has very little effect on blood glucose. The unabsorbed sugar molecules act as a prebiotic, facilitating digestion by acting as a food for helpful intestinal bacteria which aid in vitamin/mineral absorption and waste elimination. The syrup is an excellent option for those who suffer from candidaisis, as it does not foster the growth of yeast. Yacon syrup is also a great natural source of potassium and antioxidants, making it one of the healthiest known natural sweeteners.
I Want to Cook with Yacon
The yacon root is commonly consumed like a fruit because of its naturally sweet taste. When extracted, the yacon root syrup is a diet-friendly, diabetic-safe alternative to processed sweeteners that can be used as a direct substitute in recipes. The syrup works best in place of other sweeteners with a similar consistency, such as honey, agave, or molasses.
Where Can I Buy Yacon Syrup?
While many vendors offer yacon syrup for sale on the Internet, it is important to choose a reliable vendor who will provide you with a high quality product. At WholeApproach, we are dedicated to providing the products and knowledge necessary to combat candida-related health issues. Our online shopping cart features several sizes of yacon syrup depending on your needs.
Whether you suffer from health issues related to candidaisis, or simply require raw, organic yacon syrup for food preparation, WholeApproach is a well-established, trusted vendor that will exceed your quality expectations.
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