What is Yacon syrup?

Yacon syrup is a natural sugar substitute derived from the yacon plant, a tuber found in the Andean region of South America. Since yacon syrup does not contain glucose, many diabetics use it on a daily basis as a sugar substitute. Yacon syrup has a strong potential in international markets as an ingredient in diet, diabetes, and colon-related heath food products. Some studies have suggested that yacon syrup may be beneficial to the body in moderate amounts. Because yacon syrup is plant based it is also vegan and a good alternative for vegetarians who want to avoid the high sugar content of maple syrup or honey. For diabetics, vegans and those cutting down on their sugar intake, yacon syrup makes a healthy alternative to synthesized sweeteners. For those looking to increase the amount of natural foods in their diet, it can also be a welcome addition.