Make it hot, make it cold, add it to whatever milk you like. It's also an incredibly versatile cooking ingredient and delicious topping for porridge and deserts.
So what's in it? As well as water and a little Himalayan salt, find out below just how special our ingredients are. If you've never heard of yacon syrup, prepared to be amazed. We couldn't believe it ourselves when we first discovered this special ingredient.
The yacon plant is related to the sunflower. The syrup, which comes from the root of the plant, is a versatile prebiotic sweetener. Yacon syrup has a molasses-like texture and is eaten as a gut-healthy, zero-glycemic, low-calorie alternative to other common natural sweeteners like stevia.
Unlike artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, Saccharin and Sucralose, yacon syrup actually improves digestive health by feeding your gut bacteria the right nutrients to help your body thrive.
Not only that, but it has some other superpowers!
...Assists a weight loss journey
Yacon is mostly made up of fructooligosaccharides and water. This means that the majority of the carbohydrate sugars cannot be digested by the body, resulting in a very low calorie alternative to sugar. Even better if you're watching your weight, it can make you feel fuller for longer. A clinical study found a group of women taking yacon syrup twice daily showed dramatic improvements in both body weight and metabolic health.
You can read the research here (or go and have a Google, we'll wait!):
The headline act. We use single origin Peruvian organic raw cacao - this is NOT like the cocoa you buy in the supermarket. After a lot of taste testing, we finally settled on our bean of choice, criollo. The original gangster of cacao beans, it is renowned for its delicate yet complex flavour and rich secondary notes.
Processing the cacao at low temperatures ensures that it maintains its high nutritional profile. Loaded with flavonoids and minerals essential for proper body function, cacao is a true Amazonian superfood. Here's what it can do:
- 15g of magnesium per portion means it's a fatigue fighter
- Cacao contains anandamide, also known as the bliss molecule, which binds to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain creating a sense of ease and happiness. Wow!
- Cocao is a rich source of polyphenols. It’s especially abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These flavanols work to increase blood flow to the skin’s surface, promoting vibrant and healthy skin. Polyphenols also reduce blood pressure and promote brain health.