Eaten by the Inca's as a snack or sweet, Peruvian ground apple –or- yacón is still enjoyed by Peruvians every day.
With a texture similar to that of an apple and a flavor profile that can be described as a cross between water melon, apple and cucumber yacón makes for a healthy delicious snack.
The tubers are large and weigh from a few hundred grams to as much as kilogram. Yacón tubers contain inulin, a sugar that the human body does not metabolize, making yacón popular a low-calorie sweetener for diabetics and people on diet.
Product classification: Smallanthus sonchifolius
Type: Dried and dehydrated fruit, 100% yacón
Style: Yacón powder: Dehydrated, pulverized into a fine powder
Yacón flakes: Dehydrated flakes
Yacón syrup: Evoporated into syrup
Origin: Andean region, Huanuco, Peru
Cultivation: Organic or conventional
Color classification: Yacón powder: Cream colored
Yacón flakes: Yellow-ish, cream colored
Yacón syrup: Deep brown colored
Dehydraded yacón flakes
Color visual:Cream colored
Foreign material:Max. 0.025%
Caliber:Yacón powder: 80-100 mesh (1.0 - 0.5 mm)
Humidity level: Max 6%
Aerobic mesophilic: Max. 103 cfu
Yeast: Max 102 cfu
Mold: Max 102 cfu
E. coli (10g): Max. 10 cfu
Salmonella SP (25g): Absent
Nutrition Facts (100g POR)
Energy:372 kcal. / KJ 1556
Carbohydrates:67.2 g (Dietary fiber 9.7 g )
Minerals:Potassium: 13 mg
Calcium: 36 mg
FOS: 10.7 g
Phosphorus: 195 mg
Magnesium: 1 mg
Iron: 2.9 mg
Zinc: 1.4 mg
Packaging/Presentation:Plastic bags packed into cardboard boxes.
Shipping:Ex works, FOB/CIF on request.
Minimum order:500 Kg.
Delivery detail:15 days, FIFO.
Prices per KG for 2019
Dehydrated yacón flakes: USD 18.42
Yacón Powder: USD 19.36
Yacón Syrup: On request