From the Manufacturer
The Yacon plant belongs to the sunflower family and it is a tall plant growing up to two meters with large leaves and a potato like root system. It was already used by the ancient INCAS and recently it has been rediscovered by the western world for its amazing health benefits and properties.
Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup is obtained from the root of Yacon which looks like sweet potatoes. It is considered the world's richest natural source of FOS (Fructooliosaccharides) which is a unique type of sugar that can not be absorbed by the human body due to lack of enzymes in the human body to hydrolyze it. Therefore it passes through the digestive system unmetabolized, providing the very few calories and the very low sugar content. This is the reason why it is so great for diabetics and dieters and people with obesity problems.
Since our product Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup contains large FOS as its main type of sugar, it is also considered a natural prebiotic. This means that it feeds the healthy bacteria called probiotics in the colon thus helping digestion and boosting the immune system.
Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup is raw so it doesn't loose the minerals it contains through cooking and/or boiling. (It is warmed up to around 70 degrees) This is the reason why it is also a powerful antioxidant (very rich in minerals such as Potassium, Phosphorus, Chromium, Calcium, Iron, Copper and other trace minerals) acting as an immune booster.
Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup is also vegan (no animal products whatsoever) and low glycemic and it is currently used as an alternative low glucose (low sugar) sweetener by people with diabetes and obesity problems, and dieters. (Low glycemic means that the glycemic index is very low, it is under 10. "The Glycemic index or GI is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates that break down rapidly during digestion releasing glucose rapidly into the bloodstream have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI."
Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup is naturally low in calories (40-50% fewer calories than honey and other sweeteners) so it is excellent for dieters, overweight and obese people.
Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup is a lush full-bodied sweetener with lots of character (tastes just like caramel & molasses). It can be used as it as one would use honey or maple syrup on foods and in recipes (for example, on cereals, fruit salads, milkshakes, ice creams cookies, pastries) or to sweeten beverages with one spoonful.
Organic Raw Sweetylight Yacon Syrup is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet palate!
We also offer Sweetylight Yacon Tea which is an amazing sugar reducer tea.
Sweetylight Yacon Tea comes from the same plant but instead of the roots, the leaves are used to make this healthy and delicious tea. This tea has been widely used in various countries of South America as a Diabetes Tea.
Sweetylight Yacon Tea is a unique 100% natural and hand crafted tea that helps to reduce blood sugar intake so it is a type of blood sugar control. Modern research suggests that Yacon leaves have hypoglycemic effect and it reduces blood sugar levels by inducing increase in the plasma insulin concentration.
Sweetylight Yacon Tea is caffeine free, antioxidant and non-glycemic.
We are approved by the American Diabetes Association to feature both of our products at any Diabetes Expos.