Our Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Syrup is sourced from naturally grown organic Yacon fields in the country of Peru. We use the HIGHEST quality Yacon plant to make a premium pure syrup formula.
Yacon syrup has shown to remains low in calories and low on the glycemic index scale. This is due to the fact that the sugar contains high levels of oligofructose (inulin), a form of sugar that is not metabolized readily by the human body. For this reason, Yacon is ideal for diabetics and acts as a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners.
True to its name, Yacon Root, also known as Smallanthus sonchifolius, is a tuberous root that resembles a sweet potato or a yam. It can grow up to a full kilogram (2.2 pounds) when fully mature and like many root vegetables; its composition is mainly water and carbohydrates. However, what sets it apart is the type of carbohydrate contained in Yacon Root. The carbohydrate contained within Yacon Root is called Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), the most interesting compound to us that is also known as Inulin, which has been shown in a myriad of scientific studies to have positive health benefits.
Fructooligosaccharides is a starch found in many kinds of plant species that have edible roots, but Yacon Root seems to have the highest known concentration of it. This, in combination of the known health benefits of FOS makes Yacon Root a very valuable resource for creating an FOS health supplement.
The likes of Dr Oz have touted the health benefits of FOS and Inulin for its positive effects on the digestive system and the gastrointestinal tract. It is a wonderful prebiotic, meaning that it helps to improve the function of the healthy bacteria contained within the intestines. The Japanese have been using FOS as a sweetener alternative for years and have even labelled FOS as a ‘highly functional food.
Because of the proven health benefits of FOS, and with Yacon Root being the highest source of FOS, it is logical to conclude that Yacon Syrup is an excellent health supplement of FOS for health benefits for your digestion and beyond.
How To Take This Effectively?
Studies have shown greatest benefits to health by consuming one tablespoon of Yacon Syrup before every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
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Posted by Veronica "Veronica reeves" "Amazon Reviewer" on 17th Jun 2014
I really love this Syrup for so many reasons. A few to name it's great for diabetics and acts as a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners. A few more benefits I like that this Syrup is good for. Weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function. These great healthy benefits is something I've been looking for. I can't forget the great taste either..Fantastic!!! I recommend this great Yacon Syrup to everyone that's looking for a low calorie sweetener and all the other great healthy benefits it has to offer :)
Posted by Randi P "Amazon Reviewer" on 17th Jun 2014
WOW, just WOW, does this stuff taste awesome! Directions tell you to take 1 teaspoon 3x daily before or with meals. I have a hard time not drinking the entire bottle! The only thing that prevents me from doing so is the fact that this stuff works as a probiotic as well. This is what also makes it a great tool for both dieting and overall health.
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Posted by OrganicallYou "Amazon Reviewer" on 17th Jun 2014
This Yacon Syrup is great quality! I love adding it to my teas and in chia pudding. I adore that it has a low glycemic index and is ideal for those with diabetes. I have not used it long enough to see the effects on my own weight. I love that it is nonGMO, organic, and all natural. I love that it is low calorie and helps boost metabolism.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jun 2014
I dealt with kidney cancer last year. They had to cut out five percent of my right kidney. It took me nearly four months to get back to normal activity and I am still healing from the operations. To make matters worse, there were six kidney stones in my kidneys. I decided to look into all of the Diet Pepsi I was drinking. I learned that aspartame was not healthy. Doctors had no proof it had anything to do with cancer, but I was not so sure. I quit drinking Diet Pepsi. When I went back to the doctor, the cancer and the stones were both gone. He also told me it was a good idea to never drink Diet Pepsi again.
Yacon syrup is an all natural sweetener that helps you, instead of harming you. I have decided to go in this direction to try to keep my body as healthy as possible. The Yacon Syrup had many benefits listed below, but there is more too it. If you want to remain healthy, you need to drink a lot of water, exercise and use natural products that do not harm you. This syrup is toted as a great natural weight loss product that won't hurt you. Stay away from those dangerous diet pills and give this syrup a try. Also make sure you drink plenty of water and exercise for your health.
Posted by sherrie "sharon phillips" (Amazon Reviewer) on 16th Jun 2014
I love this stuff. I have used in numerous ways. I like it in my coffee. I use it in my sweet tea. I am not supposed to have big intake on sugar so this works perfect for me. Especially comparing to a cup and a half of sugar in a gallon like I use. I just add a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. in my glass. Much better for me and you. I have also used in home made baked beans. It has a hint of molasses to me. Which I like. It works in cookies and pancakes. I have yet to experiment in many more ways. You can catch my full review at
Posted by A. Drewes "Closet of Free Samples" "Amazon Reviewer" on 16th Jun 2014
To start off the Yacon Syrup is a thicker material, sort of like molasses, as far as the texture goes. As for the smell it sort of reminds me of a soy sauce scent. I’ve never used a product like this before so I honestly can’t compare it to others. I do love how it’s 100% pure raw and organic though because it is consistent with us making healthier lifestyle choices. Of course one downfall I found is that the bottle is only about half filled when you purchase it which is rather disappointing since the bottle shows it’s 8oz. I’d rather get a full bottle than a larger one only half full. On a better note though, the flavor is actually pretty good (and taste nothing like soy sauce despite the smell)! Now my recommended use is as a salad dressing! Here’s how:
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3-4 tbsp yacon syrup
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp ginger
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Best when paired with dark greens – watercress, arugula or kale.
All in all I enjoyed my exprience with the Yacon Syrup. I was skeptical of it at first, but once I tried it I found something new I enjoy. It’s definitely a product I recommend and will continue using in the future!
Posted by TM Conway " Amazon Reviewer" on 13th Jun 2014
Wasn't sure what to expect with this. I'm not real crazy about molasses & I thought this would be so much like it. It's similar, but has a "softer" flavor that I *really* like in my coffee. I also tried it in some cold tea & it was not as noticeable, but still pretty good. While I like "Stevia in the Raw", I like this syrup better. Stevia only sweetens things and, if you're not careful with the amount, there can be a negative after-taste. This had no after-taste or any hint of that metallic flavor of some alternative sweeteners. I can't
wait to see if (and how much) it will affect my metabolism or weight. If it does nothing else, I'm just happy with the taste and caloric content.
Posted by Josie B "Networking Witches" "Amazon Reviewer" on 13th Jun 2014
I add what I can to my morning and afternoon smoothies to supplement nutrition when I can. One of the products I recently tried was 100% Pure Raw All Natural Yucon Syrup. I decided to try the Yucon Syrup because it helps control hyperglycemia and is a powerful antioxidant.
Posted by Jessica P (Amazon Reviewer) on 10th Jun 2014
My husband is always looking for a new sweetner for tea. The Yacon Syrup is perfect for hot tea as well as my husbands system. He has felt much better since starting this product!
Posted by Bargnhtr "bargnhtr" ( Amazon Reviewer) on 9th Jun 2014
This has a unique taste, kind of like molasses, not too sweet. I am using this in the morning on my yogurt and oatmeal as a substitute for sugar or maple syrup. It has reduced my calorie intake quite a bit. You can use just a little and really save a lot of calories plus get all the nutritional benefits. If I have some in the morning, I am not as hungry later in the day. There are a lot of health benefits in addition to using it for losing weight. Also, it seems to help me keep more regular. I was sent a sample product in exchange for an honest and fair review.
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