Superfood vegetable in easy-to-take supplement form. Standardized for consistent levels of FOS prebiotic fiber in every serving. Traditional South American superfood. Tuber—or root vegetable—known for its fiber content. Natural source of inulin a prebiotic. 1000 mg of yacon per two-capsule serving. Standardized to 35% fructooligosaccharides (FOS). With an added 70 mg of calcium per serving. Yacon (pronounced yah-cone) is a root vegetable similar in appearance to a potato with a crisp juicy texture like an apple or pear and slightly sweet melon-like flavor. From a plant related to the sunflower yacon thrives in the mountainous regions of South America where it’s been a staple part of the diet for centuries. It’s traditionally enjoyed raw just like fruit or roasted baked or added to stir-fry dishes. . Yacon is known for being low in calories supplying minerals such as potassium and calcium along with inulin—a type of soluble dietary fiber (also found in chicory root) that serves as a prebiotic or food source for “good” bacteria (probiotics) in the digestive tract. . Vitacost® Yacon offers an easy way to obtain the benefits of this nutritious superfood tuber. Each serving delivers 1000 mg of yacon standardized to 35% fructooligosaccharides ensuring consistent levels of FOS in every capsule. . About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
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