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Sweeteners, Yacon

Foods / Sweeteners, Yacon

About This Food

Description

Yacon is a perennial daisy that produces tuberous roots known for their sweet flavor. Yacon roots taste a bit like apple and can be eaten raw like jicama. They can also be made into a syrup that has a consistency and flavor like molasses.

Unlike sugar cane or other sugars found in nature, the fructose found in yacon is an indigestible polysaccharide called fructooligosaccharide (FOS) that acts as a prebiotic, promoting healthy gut flora. Yacon also contains a high concentration of the indigestible fiber inulin

Since much of yacon is processed by the body without being absorbed, it is a low calorie, low glycemic option that may help balance blood sugar levels when consumed in small quantities. 

 

Some studies have shown that yacon prohibits cancer cells from growing and reproducing. 

 

Glycemic Load=1 

 

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Calories: 0

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0 mg
0%
Magnesium
0 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0 mg
0%
Potassium
0 mg
0%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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