Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I have to admit that I had not heard of Yacon Syrup until I was asked to review the 100% Pure Yacon Syrup from Life and Food. I had read the description of it and the claims that it was an natural alternative to sugar that is also an antioxidant and has probiotics and prebiotics and helps boost metabolism. Well, that all sounds like win-win-win-win to me! So, I decided to go ahead and review it.
I wasn't exactly sure how to use it since I just learned about it but it says on the bottle that it is good stirred in to coffee and tea and served on pancakes. I really like my maple syrup for my pancakes, so I thought I would try it in coffee and tea.
I first tried 1/2 tsp in my coffee. I finally got myself to drinking coffee black and away from all the creamers and sweeteners, so I thought this would be a decent alternative if I wanted it sweeter. Honestly, at only a 1/2 tsp. I didn't notice it in my coffee at all. The serving size is actually 1 tsp, but I wanted to start out slowly. At 1 tsp. in my coffee I noticed just the hint of sweetness, but didn't taste any of the other flavors of the Yacon Syrup since the coffee flavors were so strong.
I tried some of the Yacon Syrup on my finger and thought the taste was very similar to molasses, but not as strong as of a flavor and much more sweet. I would be interested in trying this as a subsitute for molasses in cookies since I prefer a lighter flavor.
Next time I decided to try it in my green tea. If you drink green tea, you know the tea would have a much lighter color than this. This picture (below) was taken after I already stirred in 1 tsp. of the Yacon Syrup. It gave it a slightly sweet flavor and a slight taste of the yacon syrup. You could still taste the green tea, but I thought they complimented each other very well.
Product Details of Yacon Syrup from Life and Food
100% pure Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. Is a powerful Antioxidant.
High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Organic certified by our manufacturing specialists.
100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.
You Can Buy Yacon Syrup from the Life and Food Website.
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