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Organic Yacon Powder (Smallanthus sonchifolius) 1 lb

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Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) is a perennial plant that produces crisp, sweet, tuberous roots. Yacon is originally from South America and is a relative of the sunflower. It creates juicy, edible tubers, from where its title, converted as “watery root,” is derived. The plant creates a rhizome to which are attached edible storage roots.

The benefits of yacon include its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, lower “bad” cholesterol, help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, improve the health of the liver, prevent certain types of cancer, boost digestive health, and strengthen the immune system.

The tubers consist of fructooligosaccharide, an indigestible polysaccharide comprised of fructose. Fructooligosaccharides taste sweet, yet pass through the human digestive system unmetabolised, therefore have little caloric value. Moreover, fructooligosaccharides have a prebiotic effect, which means they are used by beneficial bacteria which improve colon health and aid digestion.

This means that the majority of the carbohydrate sugars cannot be digested by the body, resulting in a very low-calorie level and a prevention of excess sugar coming into the bloodstream.

Yacon also helps the body increase its vitamin and mineral absorption of all other foods. It is itself rich in potassium, calcium, and phosphorous. Learn more…

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Non-GMO, Gluten-free, No fillers, No binders

 * The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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