Alternative Sweeteners that I haven’t heard of!

The roots of the Yacon plant


Well, just when I thought I knew about all the different alternative sweeteners out there, I came across a couple more.  The first one I found while I was flipping through a foodie book that I checked out from the local library: The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

Yacon Syrup.   It is made from the Yacon plant in South America.  From what I have read, it has a lower glycemic effect and is safe for diabetics.  I need to do some more research on it and see how processed it is.  It reminds me a lot of agave syrup, so I’m not holding my breath.  It is probably highly processed like most sugars.   Still, very interesting.
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