Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yacon Syrup Benefits

What is Yacon Syrup and how can it benefit me?

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
  • Detoxing and cleansing of the digestive system
  • Delicious tasting
 I have been taking two teaspoons a day. I haven't used it yet in any beverage but I am wondering if I should try using it in water kefir. Water kefir LOVES molasses and all its mineral rich goodness, and this reminds me a lot of it so I will have to try it out.

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


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

Best when paired with dark greens: watercress, arugula or kale.

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