Yacon syrup is made from the yacon root, which looks similar to a sweet potato. The juice of the root is extracted and made into a sweet tasting syrup. It tastes very similar to molasses, and is so easy to eat by the spoonful!
Yacon syrup is not easily digestible, so it contains about 1/2 the calories of sugar (about 10-12 calories per teaspoon).
Some of the benefits include:
- helps your gut (it is a pre-biotic to help your healthy gut flora flourish)
- low calorie natural sweetener
- METABOLISM BOOSTER!
- Detoxing and cleansing of the digestive system
- Delicious tasting
One thing I did try with my salad was a recipe for a salad dressing from the Dr. Oz show:
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 tbsp yacon syrup
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard (I used regular mustard)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
DirectionsMix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Best when paired with dark greens: watercress, arugula or kale.
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