Yacon This sweetening agent is extracted from the yacon plant, a South American tuber. The syrup has half the calories of sugar and a high concentration of indigestible inulin, a complex sugar that breaks down slowly. It's also an excellent source of potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, 20 amino acids, and is considered a prebiotic that promotes healthy bacteria in your digestive system.
Form: Syrup Uses: Sweeten smoothies, coffee, or tea. You can also use it in baking, adjusting properly for liquid levels, or drizzle over cereal and yogurt. It has a similar level of sweetness to agave, so substitute 2/3 cup yacon to 1 cup sugar. Glycemic Index: 1
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