The yacon plant is a Peruvian tuber similar to the sweet potato, its sweet properties make it taste more like a fruit than a root. Yacon has a reputation for being one of the healthiest sweeteners due to its low glycemic impact and provides healthy prebiotics for the makes of a happy gut.
Yacon contains probiotics, the good bacteria that occurs naturally in our intestines and keep bodily balance in check.
Yacon contains nonglycemic carbohydrates, which make for a great energy sources for diabetics because of their reduced effect on blood sugar levels.
Combined with soluble fiber, yacon can make you feel fuller while you eat, which can aid in weight loss. It slows sugar absorption into the blood stream.