Healthy Sweeteners from Nature
Healthy organic sweeteners from nature
For example Yacon
The high fructose content of Yacon root (dried an average of 75%) makes Yacón ideal for low-calorie carbohydrate intake for low blood sugar level.
You can avoid being hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic! Because the carbohydrates in Yacon roots are predominantly inulin or fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which are not metabolized by the body.
So you get same sweetness on fewer calories than ordinary sugar and you keep your blood sugar low.
FOS are also prebiotics, so Yacón has positive effects on the intestinal flora.
Especially Yacon root tubers are used but also the leaves, as for example in the production of blood sugar-lowering drinks.
With us you get yacón as syrup (thick juice) which can be used like agave syrup. And Yacon Root Powder, which is becoming more and more popular as it provides the delicious Yacón fiber. The powder is ground from the dried roots. Since the carbohydrates of the Yacón are mainly inulin, which does not trigger blood sugar fluctuations, but instead feeds for instance the bifidus bacteria in the intestine, Yacón can be used to improve the intestinal flora.
Calcium, magnesium and some vitamins are better absorbed after taking Yacón. And important! - The sugars in Yacón do not attack your teeth!
The root powder tastes like a mixture of pear, apple and watermelon, it is a little sweeter than pear and can be used well in fruit salads or in smoothies. Also, the powder from the dried roots provides a nice taste in cereal or dessert. You can also use the syrup for concentrated sweetness with a fruity taste.
Ingredients of Yacón are
Potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and some important vitamins (B1, B2, C)
Incidentally, you do not need pesticides to grow yacón, as both the leaves and the roots have natural protective mechanisms. Nevertheless, in addition to the wild harvesting ("Andean syrup") we have Yacon syrup as certified organic quality ("1A Premium").
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