Roots and pods

Organic Yacon powder

Yacon

Smallanthus sonchifolius

An Andean root that grows at altitudes of 1000-3200 meters above sea level. This plant has a branching system that gives rise to aerial stems about 2 to 2.5 m high. Yacon yields starchy, fruit-like roots of different shapes and sizes is usually consumed raw and has a sweet taste. lts crunchy texture looks a lot like the apple.

Beneficios:

  • Toe FOS found in Yacon has the same effect in the body as soluble fiber: Helping to maintain regular bowel movements. Yacon syrup is often used to prevent constipation Yacon root contains compounds that function as prebiotics in the body, improving digestive health and treating certain types of colitis. These prebiotic properties influence the development of microflora in the digestive tract, leading to improved gastrointestinal fermentation.
  • Yacon concentrate juice is low in calories (40 - 50% fewer calories than honey) which is the reason that so many people around the world have begun to use yacon so often is its anti-hyperglycemic effects. The fructooligosaccharides in yacon mean that the body does not absorb any simple sugars; in fact, it lowers the amount of glucose production in the liver and causes a shift to lower fasting glucose rates.

Wholesale of Yacon in Peruvian Nature

Part used:

Root

Region:

Highlands

Presentations:

Yacon powder | Yacon flakes | Yacon concentrated juice

Seasonality:


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
  • Available
Uses and applications:

Sweetener for juices | Additives for desserts | Cereal bars.

Origin:

Ambo, Huanuco

Properties:

Fructooligosaccharides, Inulin, Polyphenols

Base price:

From $ 5.6 per kilo

Quality and product certificates:

  • USDA Organic

  • Organic Europe

  • Control union certifications for peruvian superfoods

    Japanese Agricultural Standard

  • Kosher Peru

  • Control Union Fair Choice

  • Good Manufacturing Practice

  • NSF HACCP certifications for peruvian superfoods

    HACCP

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety

Fair Trade of Yacon for responsible consumption

At Peruvian Nature we work permanently following and complying with the principles and requirements of Fair Trade. Year after year we share with all our stakeholders our actions as company that does fair trade in Peru (If you want to know more, click on Sustainability Report 2019-2020).

What is Fair Trade?

It is a commercial system based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade, paying special attention to social and environmental criteria. "Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better commercial conditions and ensuring the rights of disadvantaged producers and workers, especially in the South." (World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO)

 
 

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