Yacon Syrup - Organic 

Pronounced “yuh-kon” is made from a tuber vegetable called a yacon. It has a caramel taste and is about half as sweet as honey. It's a natural prebiotic as well as natural sweetener. Your tastebuds register the sweetness, while the digestive system can’t actually metabolise it, so it's a treat for the bacteria residing in our gut and as a result help to promote the microbiome.

Available in 60g (4 TBS), 300g or 1kg sizes and is sold by weight.

Benefits and claims: Effective against constipation and may lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It fuels the bacteria in your gut enabling it to thrive, so really great for gut health. The syrup helps your body absorb all the essential vitamins and minerals. In effect, this doesn't just promote weight loss, but leads to stronger bone density. Here's a great read about it https://draxe.com/nutrition/yacon-syrup/ 

Features: Organically made 100% from the juice of the yacon root. High in anti-oxidants, potassium, with a natural sweetness. Taken well before meals gives the extract time to supply your body with all the necessary soluble fibre and feed the healthy bacteria as well. It tastes as good as sugar, but without the unhealthy side effects. Suitable for Keto, Low-carb, Vegetarian, Vegan ways of life. 

Macros: for 1 tsp NC 4g, F 0g, P 0g, calories 15. Yacon syrup isn’t entirely sugar-free, however, with only 6 grams of carbs per tablespoon, this syrup is fairly low-carb and low-calorie. Plus, a small amount goes a long way.
Allergens: The yacon plant is related to sunflowers. If you're on a FODMAP diet or anyone dealing with gut permeability issues, this product may not be right for you.

Keto Recipes using this Keto Ingredient: Your best bet with Yacon syrup is to start slowly. Try a teaspoon at first and see how your gut responds. Yacon syrup can be used just like honey, maple syrup or molasses in all baking or cooking, or simply drizzled on top of yogurt, hot cereals, pancakes and waffles. It’s in its element in baked goods like cookies and cakes. Due to its rich maltiness, it can also be used for savoury applications like meat and fish marinades or salad dressings, but remember that it can easily overpower mild flavours.


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