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INGREDIENTS

  • 100% Organic Yacon Root Syrup
    • Certified Organic (USDA, EU)
    • Rich in FOS, a prebiotic fibre
    • Very Low GI < 1
    • Vegan, Gluten-Free
    • Non-GMO

 

Organic Premium YACON Root Syrup

Quick Overview

Prebiotic Dietetic Food

Extremely Low GI, Low-Calorie Natural Sweetener

In 250g glass jar

Produce of Peru

250g net glass jar
  Quantity (jars) Price per jar (SGD) inclusive GST
Normal 1 to 2 21.90
Deal 3 & above 20.90 19.90
Best Before: Jul 2018

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What Is It?

If you think sweet is unhealthy, Yacon Root will prove you wrong. Yacon, though deliciously sweet, is a natural dietetic and prebiotic food. It is grown in the Andes (Peru & Ecuador) for its crisp, sweet-tasting tuberous root. The texture and flavor have been described as a cross between a fresh apple and watermelon.Traditionally, Yacon has been used in South America both as food and to help control blood sugar and improve digestion.

Yacon root is considered the world’s richest natural source of fructo-oligosaccharides(FOS), a form of prebiotic fibre which passes through the digestive tract unmetabolized  (meaning it is not absorbed by our bodies) but does the work of stimulating the growth of good intestinal micro-flora by feeding the probiotic(good) bacteria in our digestive system while simultaneously reducing the population of harmful bacteria such as Candida albicans. Consequently, Yacon improves colon health, digestion, detoxification and our immune system.

Yacon Syrup is made popular by Dr Oz show (2013) for its purported benefits of weight loss (including reduction of waist circumference) by boosting metabolism, regulating blood sugar and normalizing bowel movements.

While being satisfyingly sweet due to its naturally-occuring FOS content, Yacon remains low in calories (because FOS is not able to be metabolized in the body) and very low in Glycemic Index (GI), which is good news for all, including diabetics. Yacon Syrup has half the calories of honey in a same-size jar.

In summary, Organic Yacon Syrup is ideal as a prebiotic food and a low-calorie natural sweetener for those on weight-control diets, cancer-fighting diets, for diabetics and for those who want to avoid sugar, while being rich in antioxidants and glyconutrients.

Botanical Name : Smallanthus sonchifolius.
Organic Certifications : USDA, EU

Nature's Superfoods' Yacon Syrup is….

….made from 100% organic Yacon roots from Peru with a 35-40% FOS content. There are no other ingredients or additives added to it. Yacon root syrup is made by juicing yacon roots and then concentrating the juice through a chemical-free evaporation process.Yacon is then heated (below 120 degrees F) into a sweet dark liquid after it is evaporated, ensuring that nutrient composition is retained.

Certified Organic and Fair Trade, Gluten-free. Extremely low in Glycemic Index (GI) <1.
(In contrast, Agave nectar has a GI of between 15-30 and is devoid of virtually all nutrient value).

Nature’s Superfoods is proud to bring to you Certified Organic Yacon Syrup in 250g glass jar.

How to Use

How to Consume Yacon Syrup

Yacon syrup has a pleasant caramel-like, molasses flavor. It is thick and sticky and it easily substitutes for maple sugar or molasses in recipes and brown sugar in baking. It can also be used to sweeten beverages (but not too much as it is afterall a prebiotic food). As it is naturally sweet, like honey (but with half the calories of honey), use it in the same amount as you would honey in a recipe.

Mix 1 full teaspoon (for a start) of Yacon Syrup in a glass of warm/cold water for a pleasant prebiotic drink that improves digestion and bowel movement. Add lemon juice if desired. 

Suggested serviing: 1-2 teaspoons a day

Storage: Refrigerate after opening.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Yacon Root Syrup:

1. Improves Metabolism, Digestion, Detoxification - Yacon, being a pre-biotic, stimulates the growth of bacteria beneficial to human health in the intestine, and thus promoting a healthy gut flora. As Hippocrates said - all disease begins in the gut. An unhealthy gut flora is linked to many health problems including obesity, diabetes, depression, among many others.

2. Prevents Constipation, Normalize Bowel Movements - keeps colon functioning well.

3. Protects against osteoporosis - preclinical studies indicate an increase in bone density i.e. strengthening of bones. According to a 2009 study in the “Journal of Medicinal Food”, consuming yacon root may even reverse bone loss as it improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body.

4. Improves absorption of nutrients, esp. the B vitamins

5. Beneficial effect on weight loss efforts, obesity and LDL-cholesterol levels - besides promoting a a healthy gut flora, Yacon Syrup also has important antioxidants/phenolic compounds like chlorogenic and ferulic acid that has anti-diabetic and anti-obesity properties.

6. Helps lower blood sugar and regulate insulin levels- according to a study done on obese volunteers with insulin resistance, and published in "Clinical Nutrition" (April 2009). The study also showed that yacon syrup promoted weight loss and suppressed appetite.Hence, Yacon Syrup is suitable as a diabetic and dietetic food.

7. Helps to lower blood pressure - due to its natural blood-thinning effect

8. Strengthens the Immune System - as it promotes a healthy gut flora and more efficient absorption of nutrients.

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Nutrition Info

Nature's Superfoods' Yacon Root Syrup is made from 100% organic yacon roots, naturally contain 35-50% FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) and low proportion of simple sugars. No other ingredients or additives are added. Yacon syrup's sweetness comes from a high concentration of inulin, a complex sugar that breaks down slowly into fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Yacon Root Syrup also boasts a good amount of minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron, as well as 20 amino acids. Antioxidants (scavengers of free radicals) like tryptophan, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, protocatechuic and ferulic acids are also found in Yacon roots.

Gluten-free and very low in Glycemic Index (GI) < 1. A good dietetic and diabetic food.

Comparison among similar natural sweeteners:

 

Yacon Syrup

Agave Nectar

Raw  Honey

Calories per tsp (10g)

25-30

30-40

 60-70

Glycemic Index (GI)

<1

15-30

 >30

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings per jar(250g): 25
Serving Size: 10g (approx. 1 teaspoon)

  Per Serving Per 100g 
Calories 29.3Kcal.  293Kcal.
Protein 0.2g  2.2g
Total fat 0g  <1g
Cholesterol 0mg  0mg
Sodium 0mg  0mg
Carbohydrates 7g  70g
Dietry Fibre 4g  40g