Yacon, the powerful plant

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 Smallanthus sonchifolius, Syn:...


Smallanthus sonchifolius, Syn: Polymnia edulis, P. sonchifolia is a daisy plant (Asteracea).
It comes from the Peruvian plateaus and has been one of the most valuable foods for centuries. Other names include: aricoma, arboloco, aricona, arikuma, colla, chiriguano, ipio, jacón, jicama, jiquima, jimaima, jiquimilla, leafcup, llacon, llacoma, mexican potato, polaco, poire de terre, potato bean, puhe, shicama, taraca, yacuma, yacumpi.

The high fructose content of Yacon root (dried on average 75%) makes Yacón ideal for a low-calorie carbohydrate intake for low blood sugar concentration. The carbohydrates in Yacon syrup are predominantly inulin or fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which are not metabolized by the body. So, with the same sweetness, you get fewer calories than ordinary sugar. FOS are also prebiotics, so Yacón has a positive effect on the intestinal flora.

Yacon Leaves

Yacon root tubers are powerful - now read about what the Yacon leaves can do!
Many individuals with diabetes in South America drink tea from the leaves, as the active ingredients in the Yacón leaves can have a positive effect on the sugar content in the blood.

Vegan, kosher, organic.