Yacon is a tuberous root vegetable indigenous to the Andes Mountains. It looks like a sweet potato but the taste and texture is more like a jicama. The syrup is used a sugar replacement and can be used like honey or maple syrup. It looks and tastes like molasses or caramel. It contains half the calories of sugar, scores low on the glycemic index (1) and is also a prebiotic that can improve your gut microbiome and immune function.
- Regulates blood pressure
- Prevents diabetes
- Lowers bad cholesterol
- Improves liver health
- Boosts digestive health
- Strengthens immune system
- Increase calcium absorption for better bone mass
- Increases testosterone and sperm numbers
- Cancer prevention
How to use:
Use instead of sugar for coffee, tea, smoothies, baking and cooking. Drizzle on top of oats or yoghurt. Use you imagination!