Yacon Syrup Prebiotic Single Origin Cert.Organic (250g,glass)


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  • Best Before (not an expiry date): 24-Mar-2022
  • Produced by: Loving Earth
  • Country of origin: Peru
  • Certified organic (ACO)
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Product code: F01905
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/1905
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5kg (1.1lb)

Our Special Price $28.90 RRP$29.90

BESTSELLER - scarce supply!
Extremely low GI (Glycaemic Index) <1. Agave has a GI of between 15-30.
Caramel like flavour and consistency - absolutely yum!

A Fairly Traded, natural sweetener.

Yacon is a useful sweet food for diabetics because its carbohydrates are stores in the form of inulin (a prebiotic), which releases into the bloodstream slowly.

Yacon also acts as a pre-biotic and thereby helps the intestines to function efficiently and eliminate toxins and waste products from the body.

Prebiotics vs Probiotics and Food Combining:
Prebiotics are natural fibres found in plants, honey and in Yacon Syrup, that feed the good bacteria in our bowels. Probiotics, such as in yoghurt and kefir, are additional good bacteria to further aid digestion with the existing good bacteria in our body. Added probiotics and enough nutritional prebiotics help 'crowd' out bad bacteria formed due to the inability to digest and the putrefaction of bad foods, or foods badly combined in our consumption e.g. concentrated protein (meats, poultry) and starch (potatoes, rice, pasta, bread).

Concentrated protein requires acid enzymes (pepsin) to digest vs Starch requires alkaline enzymes (ptyalin). Alkaline enzymes act first in the mouth to digest, and by the time the food has reached the stomach, the alkaline enzymes have neutralised the acid enzymes - hence the concentrated protein takes longer to digest, or does not at all. Bad bacteria forms due to the putrefaction of the protein. Light proteins e.g. nuts, beans are fine to digest with starch.

Certified Organic Fairly Traded Single Origin - Yacon Syrup (250g, glass) - from Oxapampa, Peru.

Other Health Benefits:
Yacón has proven useful in preventing the following conditions:

    * Acne
    * Colon disease
    * Constipation
    * Diabetes
    * Low immune system
    * Poor gastrointestinal health
    * Obesity
    * Osteoporosis
    * Cane Sugar Free
    * Gluten free
    * Dairy free
    * Low GI
    * Vegan.

What is it?
The yacón root from Peru is a distant relative of the sunflower. It grows in the warm, temperate Andean valleys at elevations below 3,500 m. Its delicious edible tubers, which are sweet and low in calories, hold a variety of benefits. It has a mild sweet flavour and an unusual moist, crunchy texture slightly reminiscent of fresh-picked apple, pineapple and watermelon.

How it's used:
Yacon is actually a health food – something you would take daily in small quantities as a supplement.

How it’s processed:
Yacon is a root cultivated in mid-altitude Andean Valleys, providing a sustainable source of income for people there.

More on Health Benefits:
Yacon acts as a pre-biotic and thereby helps the intestines to function efficiently and eliminate toxins and waste products from the body. It strengthens and activates the good bacilli like L acidophilus and B bifidum which in turn helps enhance our immune systems and helps suppress putrefactive pathogens such as Candida albicans.

It has these qualities because it’s comprised of long-chain complex sugars known as Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which are not absorbed and digested in the same way as short-chain simple sugars.

FOS acts as a pre-biotic in humans, which means that it travels to the intestinal tract and provides food material for the pro-biotic bacteria there which work as part of our healthy digestive system. We all need probiotics to digest and assimilate food and thus gain nutrition.

Prebiotics such as Yacon Syrup provide a good environment for probiotics to grow. Think of it like soil in a field: you can plant a seed in any field, but for it to grow and flourish, the soil must be of good quality. Yacon is an example of the quality “soil” which probiotics require.

Many people take anti-biotics for medicinal purposes, meaning that our probiotics are constantly getting run down. If you have good sources of prebiotic material in your diet, then you’re going to create a really healthy environment for the probiotic bacteria to thrive. This is why Yacon Syrup is probably the healthiest sweetener out there.

Ingredients: Certified Organic Yacon Syrup

Store: Tightly sealed in a cool, dry, dark cupboard away from direct sunlight.
For warmer months, ideally keep in the refrigerator.

Origin: Peru
Certification: ACO (Australian Certified Organic), Fairly Traded.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size 10g
                              Per Serve    Per 100g
Energy                    144.1kj     1441kj
Protein                     0g     0g
Fat-total                   <1g     <1g
Carbohydrate-total     8.5g     85.6g
   - sugars                 7.5g     75g
Sodium                    0mg     0mg