Yacon Root, a Natural Sweetener and Natural Sugar Alternative
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If you’re looking for natural sweeteners or healthy sugar alternatives, look no further than yacon root. Yacon root comes from the Smallanthus sonchifolius plant, native to South America. Typically used as a food and natural sweetener, yacon root’s range of health benefits also makes it an ideal dietary supplement. It’s an all-natural, low-calorie, low-GI sweetener that unlike other sugars, actually supports a healthy digestive system.
A natural sweetener with hints of maple syrup and caramel, the South American yacon plant is a nutritious alternative to regular sugar. The sweetness from yacon root comes from its mix of digestible and indigestible sugars. In fact, up to 50% of its sugars are indigestible, which mean they pass right through your system, unable to be absorbed or used for energy. These indigestible sugars feed your gut bacteria too, so when you use yacon root as a sugar alternative, you not only enjoy a delicious, naturally-sweet treat, but you’re improving the health of your gut at the same time. Shop now.