A long-known South American staple, Yacon is a crisp, sweet-flavored, low-calorie plant root (tuber) that has many inherent health benefits. Its sweetness and low-calorie nature stem from its chemical composition: the plant produces inulin, which acts as a means of storing energy for the plant, as well as fructooligosaccharides, a natural, sweetening byproduct found within the root.
Inulin accounts for several of the root’s health benefits: it increases calcium and magnesium absorption, promotes the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria, and has significant prebiotic characteristics. Similarly, the fructooligosaccharides share a lot of those same prebiotic characteristics, promoting a healthy and effective digestive system.
These natural sweeteners make Yacon a perfect dietary supplement for people with diabetes as well.
Yacon can be found in our Epic Protein : Chocolata Maca, Vanilla Lucuma and Sproutein. Read more about our vegan protein powders.