Yacon leaves, cut

Item number: GE03-1268-K

Yacon root cut

Many people with diabetes in South America take yacon root because the active ingredients in yacón root can have a positive effect on blood sugar levels.


Category: Powerplant Yacon


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Yacon root cut

Cut yacon root can increase well-being

from: Nuestra Salud, Lima, January 2009, No. 273, p.5, summary:
The roots of the yacon plant are good for digestion. Brazilian research and a control of this research in Argentina confirmed that yacon root has beneficial effects. The filter function of the kidneys is supported.
Scientific name: Smallanthus sonchifolius. Other names: Aricoma, Arboloco, Aricona, Arikuma, Colla, Chiriguano, Ipio, Jacón, Jicama, Jiquima, Jikima, Jiquimilla, Leafcup, Llacon, Llacoma, Mexican potato, Polaco, Poire de terre, Potato bean, Puhe, Shicama, Taraca , Yacuma, Yacumpi

Yacon root can have a probiotic effect on the intestinal flora. Therefore, it can also be useful in weight loss diets and has been used for centuries in the Andes for type II diabetes and / or lipid metabolism disorders and high blood pressure.

Habitat and distribution of the yacon root

Their original habitat is the highlands of the Andes and high forest between 1,000 and 3,400 m.
Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius, syn.: Polymnia edulis, P. sonchifolia) is a composite plant (Asteracea). It comes from the Peruvian plateaus and has been one of the most valuable foods there for centuries.

Preparation with yacon root cut

Raw like vegetable snacks or with salad, various dishes, etc.


100% Yacon root from Peru
Vegan, kosher.

Shipping weight: 0,11 Kg
Product weight: 0,10 Kg

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