№ 3  Yacón Powder

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Yacón Powder

№ 3  Yacón Powder

Remix
Ranking
#3

Glycemic
Index
1

Sweetness
to Sugar
40%

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.

Yacón Powder Buy

Yacón powder does not dissolve in liquids. It is only recommended for baking and cooking.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 30g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 12g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.