Yacon Syrup

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Yacon what?? you are probably asking, but with a GI, glycemic index, of 1 (sugar has a glycemic index of 60-70) this realy is one fantastic sweetner. In this product review we provide all the need to know information plus a link to a great recipe for Apple Crumble with Raisin infused Yacon Syrup Cacao Nib Sauce and of course all the wonderful ingredients are available in store for you.

So what is Yacon?

The Yacón root from Peru is a distant relative of the sunflower. It grows in the warm, temperate Andean valleys at elevations below 3,500 m. Its delicious edible tubers, which are sweet and low in calories, hold a variety of benefits. It has a mild sweet flavour and an unusual moist, crunchy texture slightly reminiscent of fresh-picked apple, pineapple and watermelon.

How do I use it?

Yacon is actually a health food –something you would take daily in small quantities as a supplement. Add it to smoothies or deserts as a nice, treacle-like sweetener.

What health benefits does Yacon have?

Yacon acts as a pre-biotic and thereby helps the intestines to function efficiently and eliminate toxins and waste products from the body. It strengthens and activates the good bacilli like L acidophilus and B bifidum which in turn helps enhance our immune systems and helps suppress putrefactive pathogens such as Candida albicans.

It has these qualities because it’s comprised of long-chain complex sugars known as Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which are not absorbed and digested in the same way as short-chain simple sugars. FOS acts as a pre-biotic in humans, which means that it travels to the intestinal tract and provides food material for the pro-biotic bacteria there which work as part of our healthy digestive system. We all need probiotics to digest and assimilate food and thus gain nutrition. Prebiotics such as Yacon Syrup provide a good environment for probiotics to grow. Think of it like soil in a field: you can plant a seed in any field, but for it to grow and flourish, the soil must be of good quality. Yacon is an example of the quality “soil” which probiotics require. Many people take anti-biotics for medicinal purposes, meaning that our probiotics are constantly getting run down. If you have good sources of prebiotic material in your diet, then you’re going to create a really healthy environment for the probiotic bacteria to thrive. This is why Yacon Syrup is considered by many to be one of the healthier sweeteners out there.

Recipe for: Apple Crumble with Raisin infused Yacon Syrup Cacao Nib Sauce

https://lovingearth.net/recipes/apple-crumble-raisin-infused-yacon-syrup-cacao-nib-sauce

Apple crumble with Yacon syrup

 

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