Natural low-calorie sweetener great for healthy weight management
Organic yacon syrup will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your goals!
Pure and natural
Use as a substitute for honey, maple syrup or molasses
If you’ve been struggling to shed unwanted pounds, we have some great news for you: now there’s a new natural sweetener with only a fraction of the calories found in regular sugar. It’s called yacon syrup, and it’s rapidly gaining popularity as a low-calorie sweetening option for those fighting “the battle of the bulge” and others looking for natural ways to eat healthier without skimping on taste. Hailed on popular television as a “metabolism game-changer,” its delightfully sweet, rich flavor has enabled thousands of dieters to satisfy their sweet-tooth without compromising their weight loss goals. Plus, Yacon Syrup's remarkably low glycemic index makes it great for those on restricted diets.
When tasting yacon syrup for the first time, most people find it hard to believe that it has just five calories per teaspoon. The secret? Most of yacon’s sweetness comes from fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a type of sugar molecule that stimulates the taste buds much like ordinary table sugar, but passes through the digestive tract unmetabolised, reducing the caloric value. Instead, FOS serves as a source of nourishment for the beneficial probiotic bacteria that reside in the lower GI tract.
Swanson 100% Certified Organic Yacon Syrup is derived exclusively from organically grown Peruvian yacon root through a natural extraction process without the use of chemical solvents. It is 100% pure and natural with no additives, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply looking to cut back on the sugar in your daily diet, yacon syrup—along with healthy diet and exercise—can help you accomplish your goals while still satisfying your desire for life’s sweeter things.
As versatile as it is healthy, Swanson Organic Yacon Syrup makes a tasty addition to yogurt, cereal, juices or smoothies, or you can use it as a substitute for honey, maple syrup or molasses in the kitchen or on the table.
8 tablespoons cashew or macadamia nut butter
2 tablespoons coconut butter
4 tablespoons coconut water, room temperature
2 tablespoons yacon syrup
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 pinch of vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
To spice up this recipe you can add cacao nibs or chopped nuts. For example, turn the caramel sauce into a turtle caramel sauce by adding cacao nibs and chopped pecans.
Unique Nutritional Composition
Along with the highest ever reported levels of scFOS (31–89 g/kg), yacon contains potassium (1.8–2.9 g/kg) and fiber (3.1–4.1g/kg). The total calorie energy ranges from 1.48 to 2.24 kcal/g, a value four to five times lower than other natural sweeteners. (Nutr. Res. 2012 Nov;32(11):884-92. Doi: 10.1007/s11130-013-0362-0.)
Effective Weight-Management Support
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 55 overweight women, those taking yacon syrup one hour before meals lost an average of 33 pounds and 4 inches off their waists over the course of 120 days, while those in the placebo group actually gained weight. (Clin. Nutr. 2009 Apr;28(2): 182-187. Doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2009.01.013.)
Gastrointestinal Comfort and Regularity
In another double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study with 16 healthy men and women, daily consumption of yacon was found to significantly reduce transit time through the gastrointestinal tract from 59.7 +/- 4.3 to 38.4 +/- 4.2 h (p < 0.001). The researchers noted the lack of bloating-related disturbances, which are not uncommon with FOS, suggesting that yacon is better tolerated than other FOS sources and leading to the overall conclusion that yacon presents an effective alternative for promoting GI comfort and regularity. (Digestion. 2008;78(1):30-3. doi: 10.1159/000155214)
"This yacon syrup is so healthy and the perfect accompaniment to pancakes. Love the taste, a little like molasses..." ~product review by tikki