Yacon Syrup - The Natural Sweetener
by Janet Quek
product that is made from Yacon is its Syrup. Yacon Syrup could be extracted from
Yacon in distilled water and 40% organic grain alcohol.

The syrup from this sweet root is raising eyebrows in the medical community and
natural product world for its medicinal qualities. It contains fructooligosaccharides
(FOS), which pass through the digestive track unmetabolized, providing few calories.

The sugars, however, are metabolized by the bifidobacteria in the large intestine and
contribute to improved digestions and absorption of vitamins, such as B-complex.
The undigested portion of yacon serves as prebiotic-food for "friendly" bacteria.
Other benefits of FOS supplementation include increased production of beneficial
short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, increased absorption of calcium and
magnesium and improved elimination of toxic compounds.

Preclinical studies indicate an increase in bone density after consumption of FOS. It
may help diabetics regulate and normalize glucose levels in the blood due to its FOS
content. It is considered hypoglycemic and holds promise as a sweetener for
diabetics and others who choose not to consume sugar.

Yacon Syrup could be used in place of sugar as you would with honey. One quarter
teaspoon of Yacon Syrup is equal in sweetness to one teaspoon of sugar or honey.
Use on pancakes, hot cereals and for baking. It would be delicious when added to
Qat Tea.

Yacon Syrup is very popular among natural food lovers. With the possession of rich
medicinal properties of this product, it is highly useful for Diabetes, Senior Citizens
and Postmenopausal Women.


About The Author

Janet Quek

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Yacon is a distant relative of the
sunflower with edible tubers and
leaves. Yacon is the root plant. Its
roots have high nutritional value and
at the same time has low calorie. Its
taste almost resembles that of an
apple. Hence, yacon is referred to as
the Apple of the Earth. It has got
different names in different regions of
the earth. It is grown mostly in the
Peruvian region.

Yacon is not a seasonal plant. It can
be grown on all seasons and on all
days of the year. It can be grown in
the home garden. The most famous
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