Yacon Syrup Reviews

Yacon SyrupSo What Exactly is this Yacon Syrup About?

Now, for some light on what this Yacon syrup is all about. Basically, it’s an extraction from the Yacon plant’s tuberous roots, which grows in the Andes mountains of South America. The roots look just like a potato and the syrup derived from it is naturally sweet-tasting with the color and consistency very much like molasses.

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November? Where have I been? As someone who considers myself up-to-date with the latest superfoods (goji berry, acai, chia seeds — now you’re speaking my language!) I don’t know how this fell off my radar. Between yacon syrup and drinkable clay, I have a lot of catching up to do.

Plus, Dr. Oz could charm me into anything. And with an upcoming beach vacation and new bikini staring me in the face, I’m game.

The Root

The yacon root (Smallanthus sonchifolius) has been a part of traditional South American diets for hundreds of years. Genesis Today’s Yacon Syrup is extracted from the Ancient Andean yacon root and developed by nutritionists to add a boost of natural sweetness to the foods you love.

Yacon is very rarely troubled by pests or diseases, but they are hungry plants so either add much compost and/or rotted manure between growing seasons or move their growing site altogether.

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Where Is The Evidence?

As for rock-solid scientific evidence on yacon syrup’s benefits, there isn’t much beyond Dr Oz’s trial. Only one small study which was published in Clinical Nutrition in 2009, and found that obese women did experience ‘a significant decrease in weight, cholesterol and insulin levels’ after taking the syrup three times a day for four months.
But don’t get too excited. The women were also instructed to walk for 45 minutes a day and reduce their caloric intake, which appears to rather defeat the point of that particular exercise.

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Daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index. Additionally, decrease in fasting serum insulin and Homeostasis Model Assessment index was observed. The consumption of yacon syrup increased defecation frequency and satiety sensation. Fasting glucose and serum lipids were not affected by syrup treatment and the only positive effect was found in serum LDL-cholesterol levels.


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At the start and end of the study, anthropometric measurements, blood glucose, calcium, lipid and insulin concentrations and Homeostasis Model Assessment index were determined.


The recommended daily consumption of yacon syrup with no undesirable gastrointestinal effects is 0.14 g fructooligosaccharides/kg.

Other Sweeteners

Yacon is a thick, sticky syrup ranging in color from a light amber to a darker brown. Pleasantly sweet, it is similar in taste to a light molasses or real maple syrup.
Yacon Syrup can be used in place of other sweeteners. ¼ tsp of Yacon syrup is equal to 1 tsp of sugar or honey. It can be used in smoothies, oatmeal, or over pancakes or waffles. Use in baking to replace molasses, maple syrup, honey or agave. Wonderful addition to salad dressings, marinades and other sauces.


Our Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Syrup is sourced from naturally grown Yacon fields in the country of Peru. We use the HIGHEST quality Yacon plant to make a premium pure syrup formula.

One word of warning: do not take a lot of it to begin with. Start with low doses and work up as your body gets used to it. Yacon syrup can cause gas and flatulence in high doses, so allow your body time to become familiarized with it. Apart from this, those that use it report yacon syrup to be an effective weight loss supplement that is certainly worth trying.

Yacón syrup is a sweetener derived from the root of the yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) plant that, according to the latest buzz, can help shed excess pounds. Though it’s a bit premature to proclaim yacón syrup a weight loss miracle, it does boast nutrients known to provide health benefits.

Natural Sugar

Natural Sweetener Agent: It is is a perfect alternative for those looking for substitutes to sugar. It is made of 50% FOS a natural sugar found in many plants. Enjoy the sweet taste of sugar without the drawbacks. Never have to decide between a healthy choice and the tasty choice for yacon syrup satisfies on both levels.