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Yacon

Basic information

Represented by the Mochica culture po¢ers on their clay pots as the origin of life, this sweet Andean root is highly recommended for diabetic patients because it reduces the glucose in the blood. Now, the modern science has increase the value of this tuber due to its high content of insulin, dietary fiber that helps the organism to metabolize the glucose and diminish cholesterol rates.

Seasonal availability

Harvest: six to ten months after the sowing depending on weather conditions.

Human health benefits

- Excellent for hypocaloric diets and for diabetic patients.

- It has anti-diabetic properties.

- Reduces risk of osteoporosis.

- It is use as a no-calorie sweetener.

- Its daily use diminishes triglycerides levels in the blood.

- Relieves gastrointestinal problems.

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Nutritional value

Componentes / Components Por 100g /
Per 100g
Energía Energy 54 kcal
Agua Water 86,6 g
Proteína Protein 0,3 g
Grasa Fat 0,3 g
Carbohidratos Carbohydrates 12,5 g
Fibra Fiber 0,5 g
Ceniza Ash 0,3 g
Calcio Calcium 23 mg
Componentes / Components Por 100g /
Per 100g
Fósforo Phosphorus 21 mg
Hierro Iron 0,3 mg
Retinol Retinol 12 mg
Tiamina Thiamine 0,02 mg
Rivoflavina Rivoflavin 0,11 mg
Niacina Niacin 0,34 mg
Acido ascórbico Ascorbic acid 13,1%

Geographical distribution

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