A lush, full-bodied vegan sweetener with lots of character.
(Tastes just like caramel & molasses in raw ice creams.)
Finally, a raw organic syrup suitable for all raw dessert dishes!
Scroll down for a couple of free surefire savory & sweet recipes. 23 oz. $30.
Certified Organic Raw Yacon Syrup Vegan Sweetener
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For those looking for vegan sweeteners that are raw, look no further. The Raw Organic Yacon Syrup's full-bodied flavor will add so much character to your raw dishes, especially the dessert ones. Up until now, there has been a dilemma on this issue: honey, though can be gotten "raw", is not vegan, and maple syrup, though vegan, is not raw. Everything thing else is not even a viable option due to political objections (e.g. sugar cane) or over-processing. So what do you use in raw, organic, vegan dishes?? The answer is Raw Organic Yacon Syrup, which is warmed up to just 104 degrees Fahrenheit to evaporate the moisture to reduce the syrup, making it certifiably raw.
Yacon ( Smallanthus sonchifolius ) is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers and leaves. It is commonly grown and consumed throughout the Andean region. Locally, the tuber is often chopped and added to salads, and are also consumed boiled or baked. Yacon roots contain important quantities of potassium and antioxidants.
Yacon syrup, pressed from the roots, has a dark brown color, sweet flavor (reminiscent of molasses), and is used as an alternative glucose free sweetener and prebiotic with few calories.
The unique market potential for yacon syrup in the U.S. is as a dietetic sweetener due to its unique carbohydrate composition. Most other roots and tubers store carbohydrates as starch - a polymer of glucose; yacon stores carbohydrate as fructooligosacaride (FOS) - a polymer composed mainly of fructose. Yacon syrup has a strong potential in international markets as an ingredient in diet, diabetes, and colon-related heath food products.
Dried yacon root powder contains 50-70% (dry basis) FOS and low proportion of simple sugars (e.g., glucose, fructose and sucrose). The human body has no enzyme to hydrolyze FOS, so it passes through the digestive tract unmetabolized, providing few calories, a marketing strength for dieters and diabetics. Yacon also acts as a prebiotic. The undigested portion of yacon serves as food for "friendly" bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species, in the colon. Clinical studies have shown that administering inulin can increase the number of these friendly bacteria in the colon while simultaneously reducing the population of harmful bacteria.
Other benefits noted with FOS supplementation include increased production of beneficial short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, increased absorption of calcium and magnesium, and improved elimination of toxic compounds. Preclinical studies indicated an increase in bone density after consumption of FOS. In addition, the beneficial effects of FOS on the presence of Bifidobacteria suggest an improved absorption of vitamins, such as the B complexes.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is this information meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Interesting tidbit about the yacon root from one of our favorite books In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging The Cult Of Speed by Carl Honoré (page 63) :
Susana Martinez had traveled from Jujuy, a province in the remote, rugged north of Argentina, to promote yacon, an ancient Andean root that was slipping into oblivion. Sweet and crunchy, like jicama or water chestnut, yacon is easy on the waistline because its sugars pass through the human body unmetabolized. With help from Slow Food, Martinez and forty other families are now growing it on small, organic plots for export. Orders are flooding in from overseas, with posh restaurants in Spain eager to put the root on the menu and Japanese retailers clamouring for crates of yacon jam. At Salone 2002, martinez was upbeat. "When you look around the Salone, at all the different producers, you realize that you don't have to be big and fast to survive," she said. "You can be small and slow and still be successful. More and more people in the world want to eat things that are produced in a natural, non-industrial way."
100% natural vegetarian & vegan sweetener.
Net Weight: 23 oz (16 fl. oz.)
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**Free raw organic food recipes below -- from Rawganique chef Touch Jamikorn**
Surefire hit recipes using the raw organic yacon syrup, which adds so much richness and that all-too-important extra something to the recipes below:
Rawganique.com House Salad Dressing & Pasta Sauce: This simple yet utterly gourmet dressing cum raw pasta sauce is sure to wow all guests alike -- you'll never get tired of its super-smooth, well-rounded taste for your own every dishes either. It's so versatile, we at Rawganique.com make a big batch every few days to have on hand for surprise visits by neighbors and friends. Enjoy! (The recipes are copyrighted 2004 by Rawganique.com/Touch Jamikorn and may not be reproduced without express written permission.)
Mix the following ingredients well in a bowl using a fork -- add one or more of the ingredients to suit your taste buds.
To turn this delectable salad dressing into a rawsome sauce for your raw organic zucchini pasta (made with the Saladacco), simply add 1 scallion and 5-6 sprigs of raw organic cilantro, both finely chopped. You may also add 1 clove garlic marinaded at least a day or two in organic unpasteurized miso. Pour this sauce over the zucchini pasta, then add cubed plump & ripe raw organic tomatoes, shredded organic basil, raw organic Black Botija Olives, and 1/3 cup of finely chopped raw organic cauliflower. Bon appetit! Chef--Touch Jamikorn
Simply Sweet Yacon Nuts: Pound away 1/3 cup of raw organic walnuts and almonds with a mortar and pestle until coarsely chopped up and pour our Raw Organic Yacon Syrup on top to taste. Yumm!
Our Raw Organic Yacon Syrup is great on raw organic banana ice creams, pies, and faux milkshakes too.