To produce this fine superfood we take raw organic yacon slices and dry them at low temperature (105 F). Then they are ground into a powder while maintaining low temperatures. The powder is mildy sweet. The powder comes from the yacon root, a relative of the sunflower. They have good health properties. Most roots and tubers store carbohydrates as starch – similar to glucose; yacon stores carbohydrate as fructooligosacaride – composed mainly of fructose. The human body has no enzyme to hydrolyze fructooligosacaride, so it passes through the digestive tract unmetabolized, providing few calories. Yacon also acts as a prebiotic. The undigested portion of yacon serves as food for “friendly” bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species, in the colon. This is something different and exotic to experience the beauty of life.
- Mild sweet flavor
- Helps rebuild intestinal flora
bait and switch
The product is excellent, which is why I gave it 5 stars — I don’t believe in reviews of a product that are based on service.
However when I bought this item they advertised it by the kilo — at the time it was 2.2 kilos — and sold it to me by the pound. So if you do decide to order, take a screen shot and then check your order receipt carefully. I’m going elsewhere.
UteLong Island, KS