Navitas Naturals Organic Yacon Slices
Navitas Naturals Yacon Slices are made from an ancient South American tuber that tastes more like a fruit than a root. Yacon has a reputation for being one of the healthiest sweeteners due to its high content of inulin, which has a low glycemic impact and provides healthy probiotics. Chewy dried Yacon Slices taste a bit like a delicious, exotic apple.
The root of a hardy perennial plant (of the Asteraceae family), yacon is often called the "apple of the earth" due to its sweet and juicy crunch. Yacon is traditionally used in its native land of Peru as both a delicious food and a medicinal treatment for various ailments. Treasured by local communities throughout South America, yacon continues to have a place as an offering during Andean rituals and festivities. This mellow root has a delightfully delicate sweetness that can be extracted and used as a healthy sugar substitute. Navitas Naturals offers sweet yacon in two easy-to-use forms: dried slices and syrup.
A valuable health food and an effective alternative sweetener, yacon's greatest attribute is its naturally high content of inulin, a complex sugar that breaks down slowly into the sweet tasting but low-sugar fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Yacon also provides 20 amino acids, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron.
Raw. Vegan. Kosher. Gluten Free. Product of Peru.
Ingredients: Organic yacon
Navitas is the Latin word for "energy" and "zest." It embodies the company spirit of bringing ancient power foods to the modern consumer.
Our company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. We source our premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of our mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries. Our support of native agriculture helps to expand the development of global organic farming practices.