Yacon root is harvested in Peru and Bolivia and is gaining popularity as an alternative natural sweetener. Also known as Peruvian ground apple, Yacon is sweet in flavour but low-glycaemic. Organic Yacon Powder contains high levels of inulin a fructooligosaccharide that provides sweetness in a form that is indigestible by humans so therefore will not affect blood sugar levels and simply passes through the digestinal tract to be eliminated. Since these sugars are not digested they are also low in calories making it suitable for diet and low calorie foods.

The Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) sugars in Yacon cannot be fully digested. The body treats them as soluble fibre and they pass into the gut where they provide beneficial bulk helping the movement of waste through the intestine. In addition they promote the fermentation of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Consequently they provide only about one third the calories of sugar. Another great benefit is an almost zero glycaemic index, making it suitable for diabetics. Tests have also shown other benefits including regulation of blood sugar and insulin levels and improvement in cholesterol levels.

Organic Yacon Powder Health Benefits

Apart from the benefits of being a low-glycaemic sweetener, (meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar levels like regular sugar) yacon root is thought to be prebiotic. According to David Wolfe in his book “Superfood: The Food and Medicine of the Future” ‘as a prebiotic, yacon is good for digestion, stimulates positive colon health and helps with the absorption of calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. Yacon helps to regulate friendly intestinal flora.’ In addition the Organic Yacon Powder is a good source of potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron.

Where to buy Yacon Powder

1. Kiwis and Aussies can order my highest-quality SuperFoodies Yacon Powder here.

2. International Customers sorry, my products aren’t on Amazon yet. Until they are, I recommend a similar high-quality Yacon Powder you can currently order on Amazon here.

3. OR, if you’re International but really want my SuperFoodies products (they are the best!) – contact me to work out a special deal on shipping costs here.