Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup is a low-glycemic sweetener that tastes like molasses. With half the calories of sugar and a high concentration of indigestible inulin, yacon is a friendly alternative sweetener for diabetics and those looking to reduce sugar. Use it like any other sweet syrup to liven up baked goods, smoothies, desserts, sauces and dressings.
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Peru’s Apple of the Earth
Yacon is a South American tuber (from the Asteraceae family) that looks a bit like a potato, but tastes more like an apple. Yacon’s health benefits and pleasant taste have been appreciated by native Peruvian cultures for thousands of years. Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup is an excellent way to add sweetness to your diet without the negative effects of cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
- How to use it
- Soups, Sauces
Product of Peru
We source Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup from the Oxapampa region of the Peruvian Andes. The syrup is extracted from yacon roots that have been washed, peeled, double filtered, and flash pasteurized to preserve the nutrients. This product contains 100% pure yacon syrup that is certified organic, gluten-free, kosher and vegan.
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Amino Acids
- Potassium, Calcium
- Iron, Phosphorous
Healthy Prebiotic Sweetness
Yacon syrup's sweetness comes from a high concentration of inulin, a complex sugar that breaks down slowly into fructooligosaccharides (FOS). It tastes sweet but won't spike your blood sugar. Yacon is also a source of minerals including potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron, as well as 20 amino acids.
Healthy Prebiotic Sweetness
Sugar is a problem for many people. Adding foods high in fructooligosaccharides (FOS), like yacon, can satisfy sweet tooth cravings without spiking blood sugar levels and contributing to empty caloric intake. Yacon syrup contains half the calories of sugar and promotes the production of healthy bacterial colonies in the digestive system, which can contribute to better absorption of nutrients.
Yacon is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. These statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
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Sweet Tuber Syrup
Use Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup as you would other liquid sweeteners. Add it to coffee, tea, smoothies, salad dressings, baked goods and desserts or any other recipe calling for a touch of sweet!
Yacon Syrup: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Yacon Syrup gluten and wheat free?
A: Yes, the entire line is naturally free of gluten. Our Yacon processor does not use grain alcohol like some others producers do.
Q: Why is Yacon Syrup a beneficial sweetener alternative?
A: The sugars in Yacon are mainly fructooligosaccharides, which are not processed and stored by the liver and do not cause an insulin surge. This means Yacon is both naturally low-calorie and low in mono and disaccharides (less than 1 gram per serving of the sugars that rapidly elevate blood sugar levels). Yacon root syrup has little influence on the glucose tolerance curve and is dramatically less glycemic than honey, agave, or maple syrup.
Q: What does Yacon Syrup taste like?
A: Yacon Syrup can be described as having a slight molasses flavor, although it is not as sweet and definitely has a flavor of its own. People have described Yacon Syrup as having hints of molasses, agave, and maple syrup, while also being unique.