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. Yacon is a large perennial plant that is mainly grown and cultivated for its tuberous roots. The roots are crunchy and sweet, it has lots of benefits, such as weight and glucose control and FOS. This superfood has been cultivated since 1200 B.C and still used by Andean people as a natural sweetener and is currently recognized to be one of the best superfoods.
Harvest: six to ten months after the sowing depending on weather conditions.