Organic Yacon Root Powder
If Americans have organic apples, Peruvians have organic yacon. South Americans use it in food in so many varied ways much like with apples. They turn it into syrup, jam, chips, pies and a lot more. But aside from the delicious ways one can enjoy yacon, it also offers a gamut of nutrition and health benefits.
- ORIGIN: Peru
- AVAILABLE AS: Powder, Syrup
- GOOD FOR : Gastrointestinal Health, Prebiotics Influence Immune Function, Weight Management
- NUTRITION : Fructooligosaccharides, Inulin, Phenolic compounds
- DIRECTIONS FOR USE : Add 1-2 tsp to herbal tea, cacao drink, coffee or smoothies. Drizzle over plain yogurt, cereal, berries and more. Use in desserts or in salad dressings.
What is it?
What are its nutritional content and health benefits?
While yacon isn’t as nutrient-rich as other vegetables and fruits out there, it does offer several important yacon health benefits.
Controls diabetes. A number of research shows the inulin (a type of fructose) contained in yacon roots are helpful in controlling the blood sugar levels of those with Type II diabetes. Aside from having positive effects on hepatic insulin sensitivity in diabetics, yacon is also a great substitute sweetener. That’s because yacon contains fructooligosaccharides which can’t be digested by the body—thus, excess sugar is prevented from entering the bloodstream.
Aids weight loss. Studies show obese people who consumed at least .14 grams per kilogram of body weight of yacon syrup each day for 120 days helped reduce their weight. The same fructooligosaccharides in yacon is responsible for suppressing appetite, increasing defecation and making one feel satiated after eating. It’s the reason why yacon is called “diet potato.”
Reduces bad cholesterol. Daily consumption of yacon helps reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) or the bad cholesterol and fasting triglyceride which, when left unchecked and untreated, could lead to heart disease.
What makes our organic yacon root powder different?
Where and how much can we deliver?
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic yacon root powder in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.