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Yacon, as a wild plant, looks a little like a sweet potato. In fact it could be seen as a true sweet root vegetable since it is the source of the amazing Indigo Herbs Organic Yacon Syrup & Organic Yacon Powder. Yacon is refined a little like Maple Syrup to make a thick sweet syrup; or the root is dried and milled into Yacon Powder. Both can be an amazing alternative to sugar and honey to sweeten hot beverages and use in food preparation and baking.

As a wild plant Yacon has it's roots in the foothills of the Andean mountain range. It's history is as diverse as many South American staples which can be seen by its other name of Peruvian Ground Apple. Indigo Herbs has decided to add Organic Yacon Syrup to our range of sweeteners because of the benefits that come with this amazing product.

There's evidence to suggest that Yacon was consumed before the Incan Empire which means it's history stretches back into deep antiquity. Although Yacon root wasn't farmed on a large scale until the modern era, South American peoples have used the wild variety of Yacon in home gardens and as a source of water. Peruvian folklore tells of how Incan messengers would use Yacon root as a source of water during long journeys.

The Yacon plant comes from the same family as the perennial daisy. It has lovely yellow flowers which resemble smaller sunflowers. Leaves are arrow shaped, large with a fleshy texture. The roots, where the syrup is found, are of two sorts. The first are usually purple and are ground roots; the second are tuber roots that hold a large amount of juice. It's this sweet tasting juice that is refined to make Yacon Syrup.

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Latin Name: Smallanthus sonchifolius

  • Certified Organic
  • Fantastic Alternative to other Sugary Syrups
  • Sweet malty taste similar to Caramalised Sugar
  • Thought to have Prebiotic Properties that help the intestine
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Organic Yacon Syrup from Indigo Herbs is on of the finest premium Yacon Syrup sweeteners available. The amazing thing about Yacon Syrup is the way that the body processes the sweet tasting starches. The taste buds recognise the sweet Yacon Syrup but the digestive system does not process the syrup like a normal sugar. This makes our Organic Yacon Syrup a great low calorie sweetener that can be added to almost anything you'd like to sweeten.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this natural sweetener At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Also known as: Peruvian Ground Apple, Aicama, Jicama, Diet Potato, Yacon Potato

Our Yacon Syrup is a fantastic dietary source of "fructooligosaccharides", sugar molecules connected in a way that makes them unrecognisable to the digestive system. They stimulate the taste buds but cannot be digested making this a great low carbohydrate/low GI alternative to sugar. It is pre-biotic, feeding the friendly bacteria in the digestive system, when the bacteria digest the fructooligosaccharides they produce short chain fatty acids which are thought to have anti-obesity effects.

Integrating Superfoods into your daily diet is simple and easy. Superfoods are particularly dense in nutrients, and free from any bulking agents or fillers. By adding superfoods to your daily diet you can fortify your food with super nutrition. Try replacing breakfast with a superfood smoothie. The smoothie can be made with a base of nut milk, seed milk or non-dairy milk such as rice milk, alternatively the main body of the smoothie can be created with fruit or vegetable juices.

Then additional superfood and herb powders can be added to fortify the smoothie with extra beneficial properties, the powders are largely dissolvable and can be scooped in and then blended or shaken until fully mixed in. Superfoods can be easily added to breakfast cereals such as porridge, muesli or granola. The powders, berries, grains, seeds and nuts can also be added to soups, salads, stews, curries, and used as toppings for any meal. Think about what you can replace in your daily diet with Superfoods. For full instructions go to our How to use Superfoods page.

Use in cooking and food preparation as you would another sweetener. Yacon has quite a specific taste 

Serving:

Use as directed in a recipe or for sweetening beverages. Be aware that this Organic Raw Agave Syrup is much sweeter and so less is needed. 

Organic Yacon Syrup
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 7g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
7
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
1440KJ/344Kcal
101KJ/24Kcal
1.20%
Fat
0.2g
0.0g
0.02%
of which saturates
0.0g
0.0g
 
Carbohydrate
85.6g
6.0g
2.30%
of which sugars
27g
6.0g
1.50%
Protein
0.0g
0.0g
0.00%
Dietary Fibre
0.5g
0.0g
 
Salt
0.00mg
0.00mg
0.00%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult
Yacon Syrup is made from the big bulbous roots of the Yacon Plant. All roots have been cultivated under strict organic parameters insuring that no pesticides or chemical fertilizers have been used in the farming process. After the roots have reached peak maturity they are harvested and brought in for processing. After selection the roots are washed and peeled before being scalded. They are then put into a special juice extractor to harvest all the internal Yacon juice. This juice is then filtered and put into a vacuum concentration unit to evaporate out most of the water. After this process the Yacon Syrup is filtered again and tested before being made ready for shipping.

None Known. Although over indulgence could lead to an upset stomach.

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2 out of 5by David Eccles
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I have given Yacon syrup 2 stars because I felt it was rather expensive so won't be buying again. But your service was good so thanks for this.
5 out of 5by TONY RUNDLE (HISTORYLINKS MUSEUM)
26 November 2016
This is the first time I have used Yacon Syrup ~ it fulfils my expectations.
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Latin Name: Smallanthus sonchifolius

  • Certified Organic
  • Fantastic Alternative to Sugar
  • Sweet malty taste similar to Caramalised Sugar
  • Thought to have Prebiotic Properties that help the intestine
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
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Organic Yacon Powder from Indigo Herbs is on of the finest premium Yacon Powder sweeteners available. The amazing thing about Yacon Powder is the way that the body processes the sweet tasting starches. The taste buds recognise the sweet Yacon Powder but the digestive system does not process the syrup like a normal sugar. This makes our Organic Yacon Powder a great low calorie sweetener that can be added to almost anything you'd like to sweeten.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this natural sweetner. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals

Also known as: Peruvian Ground Apple, Aicama, Jicama, Diet Potato, Yacon Potato

Our Yacon Powder is a fantastic dietary source of "fructooligosaccharides", sugar molecules connected in a way that makes them unrecognisable to the digestive system. They stimulate the taste buds but cannot be digested making this a great low carbohydrate and low GI alternative to sugar. It is pre-biotic, feeding the friendly bacteria in the digestive system. When the bacteria digest the fructooligosaccharides it produces short chain fatty acids which are thought to have anti-obesity effects.

Integrating Superfoods into your daily diet is simple and easy. Superfoods are particularly dense in nutrients, and free from any bulking agents or fillers. By adding superfoods to your daily diet you can fortify your food with super nutrition. Try replacing breakfast with a superfood smoothie. The smoothie can be made with a base of nut milk, seed milk or non-dairy milk such as rice milk, alternatively the main body of the smoothie can be created with fruit or vegetable juices.

Then additional superfood and herb powders can be added to fortify the smoothie with extra beneficial properties, the powders are largely dissolvable and can be scooped in and then blended or shaken until fully mixed in. Superfoods can be easily added to breakfast cereals such as porridge, muesli or granola. The powders, berries, grains, seeds and nuts can also be added to soups, salads, stews, curries, and used as toppings for any meal. Think about what you can replace in your daily diet with Superfoods. For full instructions go to our How to use Superfoods page.

You can use Indigo Herbs Organic Yacon Powder exactly how you would any other cane sugar but enjoy the benefits of a much lower GI. Some compare it so the taste of caramalised sugar. Organic Yacon Powder is a great sugar alternative in cooking.

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Indigo Herbs Organic Yacon Powder can be used as an alternative to cane sugar in cooking. You can use this sweetener exactly how you would sugar.

Organic Yacon Powder
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 5g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
5
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
1528KJ/360Kcal
76KJ/18Kcal
0.91%
Fat
0.0g
0.0g
0.00%
of which saturates
0.0g
0.0g
 
Carbohydrate
86.7g
4.3g
1.67%
of which sugars
40.0g
2.0g
2.22%
Protein
0.0g
0.0g
0.00%
Dietary Fibre
6.7g
0.3g
 
Salt
250.00mg
12.50mg
0.21%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult

Indigo Herbs Organic Yacon Powder is grown and processed under strict organic standards. Just as the rainy season commences the Yacon roots are dug up and selected for quality. After being washed in citric water they are dried in their natural raw state so that very little moisture is left in the root. They are then milled into fine Organic Yacon Powder which is fully tested before being shipped. 

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3 out of 5by Herbie Shine
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Not sure of this. Slightly bitter with sweetness. Interesting but...
Organic Raw Cacao Nibs Sweetened with Yacon 100g
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  • Certified Organic
  • Pure Raw Cacao Nibs, Naturally Sweetened with Yacon Syrup
  • De-hydrated at Low Temperatures to Ensure the Nutrients Remain Intact
  • Delicious, Healthy Alternative to Regular Chocolate
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Organic Raw Cacao Nibs Yacon from Indigo Herbs are certified organic, authentically raw Cacao Nibs, naturally sweetened with Yacon Syrup. An absolutely delicious and healthy alternative to regular chocolate, these nibs can be added to smoothies, yoghurt and baked goods or just eaten straight from the bag for a nutritious chocolate fix.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this superfood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals.

Natural Chocolate is simple and easy to make.

The Chocolate ingredients must be handled carefully, the Cacao Butter must be melted over a bowl of boiling water. When the butter has liquefied, the dry ingredients can be stirred in.

Firstly add flavourings such as vanilla powder, then Cacao powder, then sweetener such as Agave Syrup.

The chocolate is still runny at this stage so must be poured into moulds before it sets. The moulds can be put in a freezer to set for 20 minutes, then the chocolate easily pops out of the mould. For full instruction go to our How to make Raw Chocolate Page.

All our Raw Organic Cacao ingredients can be used to make raw smoothies, raw chocolate bars, raw chocolate cakes and desserts. The nibs can be added to muesli, yogurts, cereals, trail mix and flapjacks, for a delicious super-nutritious addition.

Daily serving:

Use as required. 

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Dietary Fibre
HIGH IN
Potassium
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High in Potassium

Potassium, the third most abundant mineral in the human body, is an essential mineral whose ions are vital for the functioning of all living cells!  Potassium plays a role at both the cellular and electrical level – considered and electrolyte because it carries a tiny electrical charge – it is found in red blood cells, muscles and bones.  Our bodies use potassium ions to conduct electrical impulses along muscle and nerve cells, it helps to boost the efficiency of nerve reflexes that transmit messages from one body part to another, this in turn helps in muscle contraction to perform various activities without tiring quickly. 

Potassium also has vasodilating properties that work to relieve the tension of blood vessels which is one of the main causes of high blood pressure.  It is helpful in reversing the role of sodium in unbalancing normal blood pressure thus acting as a vital component that maintains the normality of blood pressure in the human body.  The importance of potassium should not be underestimated in your dietary plan, most famously found in bananas other rich sources of potassium include spinach, avocados and coconut water.

Potassium contributes to:

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         the maintenance of normal blood pressure

HIGH IN
Magnesium
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High in Magnesium

The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate.  Frequently referred to as the “miracle mineral”, magnesium is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport, the creation and synthesis of proteins and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions - it activates the enzymes that make copies of DNA and RNA making it essential in the process of cell division. 

Roughly half of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a cofactor with calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen the bone structure and teeth (your teeth can only form hard enamel from calcium if magnesium is available).  It also works, again in concert with calcium, to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.  Cellular calcium channels allow the mineral to enter the cell only as long as needed to conduct an impulse, it is ushered out immediately by magnesium once its task is fulfilled, operating as a natural calcium channel blocker and responsible for relaxation, magnesium is pivotally important to the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Both magnesium and calcium are intimately involved with muscle function (magnesium relaxes, calcium contracts) with frequent muscle cramps being a symptom of a deficiency in magnesium.  If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected as magnesium is crucial to the production of neurotransmitters and the integrity of the blood brain barrier and therefore is needed to maintain normal psychological function.  The best food sources of magnesium include; avocados, chia and hemp seeds, sesame seeds, raw cacao and raw chocolate, sprouted nuts/seeds, sea vegetables (such as kelp and nori), raw green vegetables and grass fed dairy products.

Magnesium contributes to:

·         a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         electrolyte balance

·         normal energy yielding metabolism

·         normal functioning of the nervous system

·         normal muscle function

·         normal protein synthesis

·         normal psychological function

·         the maintenance of normal bones

·         the maintenance of normal teeth

·         Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

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Iron
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Source of Iron

Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that continuously take place in the body on a molecular level and that are indispensable to human life.  Formation of haemoglobin is the chief function of this mineral – this is the primary protein found in red blood cells and represents about two thirds of the body’s iron.  Haemoglobin binds to the oxygen molecules that you breathe in from the air and releases them into your tissues.  The brain receives around 20% of the blood oxygen and a proper flow of blood to the brain can stimulate cognitive activity and help to create new neural pathways, it is especially important that children consume enough iron in their diet – iron deficiency in the first two years of a child’s life is associated with delayed cognitive and psychomotor development.  

Ribonucleic reductase is an iron dependant enzyme that is required for DNA synthesis (cell division), thus iron is required for a number of functions including healing and immune function - red blood cells are necessary for providing oxygen to damaged tissues, organs and cells.  Iron is also involved in food metabolism and is a cofactor and activator for some enzymes which play key roles in energy production and metabolism.  If iron stores are low symptoms can include tiredness, fatigue and dizziness.  Dietary iron has two forms, heme (animal based) and non-heme (plant based), important sources are; grass fed beef, oysters, spinach, lentils and beans.

Iron contributes to:

·         normal cognitive function

·         normal energy-yielding metabolism

·         normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

·         normal oxygen transport in the body

·         normal function of the immune system

·         the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

·         normal cognitive development of children

·         Iron has a role in the process of cell division

Raw Cacao Nibs Yacon
Nutritional info
Per 100g
Serving 20g
Serving %RDA*
Daily Portion in grams
 
20
 
Energy KJ/Kcal
2341KJ/560Kcal
468KJ/112Kcal
5.57%
Fat
38.5g
7.7g
11.00%
of which saturates
24.0g
4.8g
 
Carbohydrate
42.9g
8.6g
3.30%
of which sugars
11.5g
2.3g
2.56%
Protein
10.3g
2.1g
4.10%
Dietary Fibre
24.0g
4.8g
 
Salt
45.00mg
9.00mg
0.15%
Potassium
680.00mg
136.00mg
6.80%
Magnesium
131.00mg
26.20mg
6.99%
Iron
2.30mg
0.46mg
3.29%
RDA: reference intake of an average adult

Indigo Herbs Organic Raw Cacao NIbs Sweetened with Yacon, come from cacao beans grown in rich and fertile soil that adheres to the strictest of organic standards. The cacao pods are hand harvested and after harvesting and fermentation has completed, the beans are spread out on the ground and allowed to dry under the sun. Once fully dried, the cacao beans are carefully cleaned and sorted to remove any poor quality beans, and passed over magnets to remove even the smallest impurities. They are dehydrated as a heat-free alternative to roasting, then winnowed to separate the beans from the husks and finally roughly broken into small crunchy Cacao Nibs. The nibs are then glazed with Raw Organic Yacon Syrup and made ready for shipping. 

Much like coffee, raw cacao acts as a stimulant, which at the least can negatively affect sleep and at worst may agitate kidneys.

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Very good with yacon as the sweetner
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Same as above above lol
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