Yacon Slices Overview
Yacon Slices are delicious supersnacks that produced from the tuberous roots of the yacon plant (Smallanthus Sonchifolius), which is indigenous to the Andes mountains, located in South America. The Yacon plant, a species of perennial daisy, is also sometimes called llacon, strawberry jicama, Bolivian sunroot, ground pear and Peruvian ground apple. The edible part of the plant and the source of its syrup is found in the cluster of tuberous root vegetables. It has a sweet taste, similar to molasses or caramelized sugar, making it perfect for use as a natural sweetener, without the excess calories.
Yacon Slices Benefits
In Peru, yacon is known for its nutritional properties as it has few calories and low sugar levels. The syrup is high in fructooligosaccharides (FOS), an indigestible polysaccharide made up of fructose or natural sugars. They are basically carbohydrates that are only partially absorbed and prebiotic in nature. The consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, which means it has a low glycemic index.* Studies have shown that fructooligosaccharides promote the growth of good bacteria and for these reasons yacon syrup has been known to aid digestive issues. It is also a significant source of antioxidants.
*”Yacon, scores best in the Glycemic Index for Sweeteners that are sugar based. It derives it's sweetness from Fructo-oligosaccharides, a type of sugar with a very low GI. It is probably the only truly raw, organic, natural, low calorie, and low glycemic sweetener available.” http://www.sugar-and-sweetener-guide.com/glycemic-index-for-sweeteners.html
Yacon slices is a healthy, low-calorie sweet snack, not a miracle drug. The statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Alovitox Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease
*ANTIOXIDANTS *LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX *FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES * NATURAL SWEETENER *GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
Yacon Slices FAQs:
Q: what this product is like? (texture, taste etc?).
A: Chewy dried Yacon Slices taste a bit like a delicious, exotic apple.
Q: Is Yacon Slices safe or are there any side effects?
A: Yacon Slices are LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken in amounts found in foods. As with any new source of vitamins and minerals in your diet, we recommend consulting your doctor if you are taking Yacon Slices as part of your daily nutritional regimen.
Yacon slices can have some side effects if you eat too much at a time. It is very similar to the side-effects you get by eating more soluble fiber than you normally do. Therefore, when a lot of it reaches the intestine at one time, it can cause excess gas production. https://authoritynutrition.com/does-yacon-syrup-work/
Q: Are there any special precautions for pregnant or breast-feeding women?
A: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using Yacon Slices if you are pregnant or breast feeding. We recommend pregnant and nursing women avoid use or consult their doctor for complete approval prior to use.
Ingredients: Organic Yacon Root
Origin: Junin (Oxapampa)- Huancavelica (Tayacaja). Peru
Process: Selection and cleaning; rinse and sanitization, peeling, juice extraction; filtration; evaporation; final filtration; pasteurization; packing
Suggested Use: Direct consumption or as an ingredient in salad dressing, bakery, desserts and pastries.
No Artificial Colors
Store in fresh and dry places.
Keep away from direct
Keep it in the original pack closed once opened.