Yacon root grows in the Andes Mountains, and is a staple food eaten in Colombia and Peru. The yacon shown here, packaged by Terrasoul Superfoods, is harvested from small-scale organic family farms located in this region, according to the company literature.
Sometimes this root is called “the apple of the earth,” because it is sweet and crisp. But it has a great benefit for people who want to reduce their sugar intake, but still like to indulge in sweets. It contains something known as fructooligosaccharides, which taste sweet, but do not raise your blood sugar level. That is why this root is now being used as a healthy, natural sweetener in energy bars and smoothies.Buy Now