Organic Yacon Syrup
Organic, Non-GMO Yacon Syrup
Almitas Organic Yacon Syrup is made from traditional, non-GMO yacon roots. Yacon is an Andean root crop that was domesticated over a thousand years ago in Peru and Bolivia.
While most other tuber species store their carbohydrates in the form of starches, yacon primarily stores its carbohydrates as Fructooligosaccharides (FOS). That makes yacon the world’s richest natural source of FOS and a major reason it’s considered a superfood.
FOS can’t be digested directly in the human intestines because we lack the enzymes needed to metabolize it. That means FOS is a natural prebiotic, which promotes the growth of beneficial microbes in the gut. It also means FOS contributes fewer calories to your diet, making it suitable for those concerned with losing weight.
Other highlights and strengths of FOS include the fact that:
- FOS is a soluble fibre, which helps people deal with digestive issues such as constipation.
- FOS is subtly sweet. At about one-third the sweetness of sucrose, it is ideal for people who find table sugar overwhelmingly sweet.
All yacon syrups have some level of Fructooligosaccharides, but very few have the amount found in our yacon. Every batch of Almitas Yacon Syrup has an FOS content of at least 30 percent, the highest on the market!
While yacon can be grown in many regions of the world, Almitas sources its roots from the traditional home of yacon — the Peruvian Andes (2,800 metres/9,186 feet above sea level). Grown and harvested by hand using time-honoured native methods, our yacon roots are the traditional version that Andean people have consumed for centuries. Plus, the processing plant operated by our Peruvian supplier-partner is right next to the farmers’ fields. This ensures our roots are selected and processed at the peak of freshness, maximizing nutrition, quality, and taste. It also minimizes the amount of transportation needed, reducing the environmental footprint of our products.
All of this is why we can proudly say Almitas organic, non-GMO Yacon Syrup is the best on the market and can help you Nurture Yourself™.