Yacon Syrup (Organic, Peruvian)

Smallanthus sonchifolius
Product Name Price Qty
Premium Organic Yacon Syrup 12oz
$31.99
This premium sweetener is extremely low on the Glycemic Index, so it hardly impacts blood sugar — great news for diabetics, low-carb dieters, and people who prefer sustainable energy over the post-sugar blues.
Organic Yacón syrup adds character to teas and dessert recipes, imparting a natural caramel flavor with hints of molasses. Organic Yacón’s Syrup's sweet flavor comes primarily from indigestible sugars called Fructooligosacarides (FOS), which make it an extremely low-glycemic, high-fiber alternative to sugar-rich sweeteners.
  • A truly low-glycemic sweetener that won’t spike blood sugar
  • Half the calories of honey!
  • Lighter color, sweeter flavor than high-heat yacon: more like caramel than molasses
  • Pesticide-free yacon
  • Tests higher in FOS than typical yacon syrup"

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Visiting Yacon farms in Peru

USDA Certified Organic Yacon

This is the ONLY Certified Organic low-temperature (raw) extracted Yacon syrup on the market, the finest available. It has taken years of research, experimentation and organic inspection to bring this product to market. There are other sources of Yacon but they are all conventional, not something you want from a food grown directly in the soil. Ours also has a noticeably lighter flavor and color due to its lower temperature processing and brief pasteurization.

We pay our farming partners exceptionally well for their hard work and compliance with our exacting quality standards, so this is a fair, feel-good, premium product.

Pure Yacon from the Peruvian Highlands

This Yacon root grows in the highlands of Peru, a very pure region with incredibly nutrient-rich soil. Only the finest roots are selected for processing into syrup. It takes 14 pounds of fresh Yacon roots to make one pound of yacon syrup. The freshly-harvested yacon roots are transported to a state-of-the-art, USDA/NOP certified facility that handles no chemicals or contaminants. The roots are washed with purified water (which is machine-filtered on-site). No solvents, alcohols or cleaners are used.
organic yacon farm peru

Organic Yacon farm in Peru

Raw yacon syrup

Verified Raw Yacon Syrup

After washing, the roots are peeled, then milled and crushed, and a small amount of antioxidant ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is added to prevent oxidation. The resulting pulp is then centrifuge-filtered, spilling fresh yacon root juice into stainless steel tanks. This juice is then vacuum-dehydrated under 40° C / 105° F, creating a thick syrup, rich with flavor and nutrients. The final syrup is filtered and flash pastuerized at 80° C / 176° F before bottling. The syrup is shipped in sealed drums to our pristine organic, kosher, gluten-free facility for bottling.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

This small farmer cooperative sourced Yacon root is your vote for a better world. Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.

Recipes

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