Dried Yacón

Common Name: Yacón
Botanical Name: Smallanthus Sonchifolius
Other Names: Peruvian Ground Apple

General Information
Dried Yacón slices are made from the root of a perennial plant found in South America. The slices have a sweet taste, which is due to the inulin it contains. This particular product is healthy and contains about half of the calories of an average sugar source.

Nutritional Value
Yacón contains calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorous, fiber, and antioxidants. Yacón also contains inulin, which is a type of sugar the body can’t process. This keeps the caloric content low while having a sweet taste.

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