This unique sweetener is actually good for your gut! It may sound like an oxymoron for a sweetener to help your stomach, but this tuber contains an impressive concentration of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), which are indigestible carbohydrates that pass through the body unabsorbed. The FOS in yacon is a prebiotic, becoming food for the existing probiotics in your gut, which help to promote their growth. In doing so, FOS improves gut health.
Yacon’s sweetness is unique because it’s low on the glycemic index scale, meaning its impact on blood glucose is minimal. It’s also low in calories, benefiting those trying to lose weight and following a low sugar or low carbohydrate diet, such as diabetics.
Uses For Yacon
Yacon can be extracted into a luxurious syrup which is used similarly to maple syrup or honey. Drizzle it on top of pancakes or porridge, use it to adorn desserts or mix a little into sauces and marinades that need a sweet touch, like a barbecue glaze.
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