Yacon Syrup FAQ

by Aria Norouzifar August 28, 2018 2 min read

Yacon Syrup FAQ

Looking for a healthy, natural alternative to artificial sweeteners? Look no further than Alovitox’s high-qualityyacon syrup! While many people have never heard of yacon syrup, it’s been used for medicinal purposes across South America for hundreds of years. To help you get healthier and ditch artificial sweeteners for good, here we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about yacon syrup.

  • What is yacon syrup?

Yacon syrup is a dark-colored, syrupy natural sweetener that is derived from the roots of the yacon plant, which grows natively in South America’s Andes Mountains. In a process that is similar to making maple syrup, the juice from the roots goes through extraction and filtration. The taste is usually compared to figs, molasses, or raisins. Other than being used for baking, yacon syrup can be used in anything that sugar or artificial sweetener is typically used in.

  • Is yacon syrup allowed on the Paleo diet?

Yes! Because it is derived from a root and has a low-glycemic profile, yacon syrup is an acceptable sweetener for Paleo dieters.

  • Is yacon syrup safe for diabetics?

It is believed that because it can help lower blood glucose as well as improve insulin resistance, yacon syrup is a good choice for diabetics. However, we do advise those with diabetes to carefully monitor blood glucose to watch for changes and ensure safe usage.

  • Can yacon syrup be used on the Keto diet?

Yes! The goal of Keto dieters is to consume a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, moderate protein diet. As such, finding a sugar substitute can be difficult, and many on the keto diet rely on artificial sweeteners. Yacon syrup is a plant-based sweetener with a low-glycemic profile, so it does not negatively impact blood sugar. This makes it a good choice for those following a Keto diet.

  • Is yacon syrup safe to consume?

Yes, but it’s important to know and follow the recommended daily dosage. Yacon syrup naturally contains a high amount of inulin, which is fiber that cannot be digested. So, if too much of this fiber is consumed, it can cause stomach cramps and pain as well as diarrhea. As such, you should not consume more than two tablespoons of yacon syrup on any given day.

  • Is yacon syrup healthy?

Yes! Not only has it has been widely used medicinally for hundreds of years, but we also know that it has a high amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that optimize personal health. The greatest known health concern associated with yacon syrup is the intestinal discomfort resulting from consuming too much in one day. 

  • Is yacon syrup able to be used during pregnancy/breastfeeding?

This has not been studied by the scientific community, so we recommend that it is not used during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding (unless approved by the attending physician).


Do you have other questions about yacon syrup? If so, contact usso we can help!

Aria Norouzifar
Aria Norouzifar

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