Switch Up Your Sweetener With Yacon #lifefoodyacon

There is one thing I sweeten every day. My coffee. I’ve tried to go without sugar and inevitably I end up putting in at least a teaspoon. If you’ve ever read my blog you know I don’t care for sucralose, or even stevia in my coffee for different reasons.

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Thanks to Tomoson I got the chance to try a sweetener I’d only heard about in magazines and on TV. Yacon Syrup #lifefoodyacon is derived from the root of the South American yacon plant. Yacon root is consumed regularly in Peru and other parts of South America as an anti-diabetic. The root pulp is mashed and macerated to extract the juice and then cokes in an evaporator much like the process of making maple syrup. What results is a syrup with a low glycemic index with a flavor similar to molasses or caramelized sugar.

When I first tasted the yacon syrup the first flavor that came to mind was molasses. It’s flavor is much more mild, has a smooth mouthfeel and a very slight sourness. This sour flavor I thought would interfere with the taste of my coffee. To my surprise it didn’t. I did need almost a tablespoon to achieve the level of sweetness that I like.

Yacon Syrup is high in insoluble fiber. This allows the natural sugars to be more slowly digested thus lowering the body’s glycemic response. I did notice a slight change in my digestive habits when I switched my sweetener.

Funny just yesterday while I was at the library waiting for my girls to finish their story time I ran across an article about how to reduce belly pudge. The suggestion was to simply sweeten your daily coffee with Yacon rather than sugar. Check it out –
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Lucero De La Tierra (1091 Posts)

I'm a mom of two beautiful little girls, stay-at-home mom and blogger. I write about things that affect the everyday life of a stay-at-home parent or any parent for that matter such as parenting, relationships, discipline, the media, product reviews, giveaways, social media, food, cooking, gardening and anything else that might come my way.

1 comment for “Switch Up Your Sweetener With Yacon #lifefoodyacon

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