This Sweetener is a Natural Sugar
Natural sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) and some vegetables. The yacón plant grows natively in the Andes mountains in South America. Yacón powder is made by milling the dried root.
It’s a Fructo-oligosaccharides
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short-chain carbohydrates of fructose. Yacón powder is composed of FOS, inulin, and a small amount of glucose and fructose.
Inside and Out
Yacón powder has a very mild taste; similar to an apple. It’s FOS is an indigestible sugar. They go to your large intestine, where they are fermented by the good bacteria in your gut. This process produces short-chain fatty acids that keep the lining of your gut healthy. Since FOS is not digested, it doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar.
Put it to Good Use
Yacón syrup is about 40% as sweet as table sugar. You may need to use this sweetener in conjunction with another sweetener. Use it to sweeten anything from smoothies to raw cookies and energy bars.