AMZ Yacon Syrup 11.5 oz
Intro: What is Yacon? (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Yacon is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers and leaves.
Uses of Yacon: Yacon Syrup can be used in place of other sweeteners. ¼ tsp of Yacon syrup is equal to 1 tsp of sugar or honey. It can be used in smoothies, oatmeal, or over pancakes or waffles. Use in baking to replace molasses, maple syrup, honey or agave. Makes a wonderful addition to salad dressings, marinades and other sauces.
History & Traditional Usage: Roots in the Andes: It is believed that Yacon originated from the high Andean Region now known as eastern Bolivia and southern Peru. Legend has it that Inca messengers would dig up the succulent tubers from beside the trail to slake their thirst. Yacon is currently grown from Ecuador to Argentina and Brazil as a staple food crop by many indigenous peoples, some of which have used the plant ceremonially as well. Fresh Yacon tubers are crisp and juicy with a delicate flavor reminiscent of apple or melon and a surprising sweetness that increases in storage. They can be eaten raw, (fresh or dried) steamed, baked, roasted, or juiced. The somewhat bitter skin can be scrubbed off with a stiff brush, peeled with a vegetable peeler, or removed after baking.