Components of Yukon
Yacon is an excellent alternative to conventional household sugar. Because the excellent Fructosekombination provides for a better digestion and on the other it gives the root the sweetness. It also stimulates the immune system and can thus help to activate the body countermeasure.
Some 50 percent of the Fructosegehalts Inulin and Fructooligosaccharide (FOS). This means that the root is also very well suited for diabetics, since Yacon, compared to household sugar, is low in calories. Yukon also has a low glycemic index, which in turn prevents a very slow increase in blood glucose and insulin distribution.
Furthermore, the Yacon root can have 20 amino acids, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron dots. However, it provides hardly any vitamins, but supports the uptake of vitamins from other foods.
Only a very small amount of the Inca root consists of sucrose, fructose and glucose, i.e. digestible sugars.
The largest proportion of the Yacon root, on the other hand, consists of Inulin, FOS and fiber.
Inulin in Yacon: Inulin is indigestible for the body, but supports the effect of Fructooligosaccharide. Since Inulin consists of multiple sugars, it is very well suited for diabetics and therefore an excellent substitute for sugar. In addition, Inulin has anticarcinogenic properties and also promotes calcium absorption.
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in Yacon: Not many food sources contain such a high proportion of FOS as in the Yacon root. Whole 40 to 50 percent Fructooligosaccharide can have the root.
The Fructooligosaccharide consist of simply sugar (sugar molecules) and cannot be degraded or digested by enzymes. They serve mainly the taste buds and the intestine as food. The good intestinal bacteria can multiply so well and prevent the spread of the bad intestinal bacteria.
In addition, they are also responsible for a better brain function and stimulate the immune system so that the body’s own defense forces can better fend off the pathogens, viruses and bacteria. Thus, FOS is not only responsible for good digestion, but also to protect the body from disease.