This Sweetener is a Natural Sugar
Natural sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) and some vegetables. Yacón syrup is extracted from the roots of the yacón plant, grows natively in the Andes mountains in South America.
It’s a Fructo-oligosaccharides
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short-chain carbohydrates of fructose. Yacón syrup is composed of FOS, inulin, and a small amount of glucose and fructose.
Inside and Out
Yacón syrup has a nice caramel taste with a look similar to molasses. It’s inulin, FOS, is an indigestible sugar. They go to our 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 our 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. You can use it in coffee or tea, yogurt, smoothies, salad dressings, and for baking.