YACON (Smallanthus sonchifolius)
It is a native plant to the Andes of Peru, theirs roots are characterized by its crisp texture and sweet taste, which store nutrients good for health. This is recommended for diabetics and for everyone who likes healthy eating.
Yacon has high percentages mainly of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin, both considered as prebiotics. FOS are short chain sugars that are not digested in the digestive tract and reach the colon without changing its structure. There they are digested by the bacterial microflora producing fermentation and the growth of “protective” bacteria called bifidobacterium and lactobacillus. The association of inulin and FOS provides a protective effect against colitis.
FOS has several beneficial properties, including the sweetening power provided by inulin, also free of calories, and has a high concentration of proteins.
In addition, FOS has important beneficial physiological effects such as decreasing the risk of colon and rectum cancer, decreases blood cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipid levels, promotes better immune system response, improved resistance to infection and allergies, improves absorption of minerals calcium and magnesium; the absorption of magnesium leads to a decreased risk of colon and rectal cancer; the calcium absorption promotes good bone health and strength.
General Features of Yacon Powder
Obtained from fine grinding of yacon root dehydrated and processed while maintaining their natural properties.
- Natural prebiotic food.
- Helps control cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Helps regulate blood glucose levels.
- Rich source of dietary fiber.
- Low Calorie.
|Yacon Powder (Per 100 g)|
|Humidity||8 – 9 %|
|Energy ( Kcal)||360 – 370 Kcal/100 g|
|Carbohydrates||85 – 90 g / 100 g|
|Protein||3 – 4 g / 100 g|
|Fat||0 – 1 g / 100 g|
|Fiber||10 – 11 g / 100 g|
|Ash||3 – 4 g / 100 g|
- Bag for 5 kilos and at customer´s request.
Recommendations for use
- Direct consumption in salad, yogurt.
- In the superfood industry.
- In energy bars.
Other Yacon Presentations
- In 250 grams jam.
- In 50 grams flakes.
- Yacon juice.