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syren4444
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I was googling up some vegan recipes and came across "yacon syrup". Anyone ever heard of it or know if it has been BTD tested?  Sounds a bit like Agave Nectar.

Here's a descriptive link, they sell it as a liquid or in a powdered form all over the internet.

http://www.rawganique.com/Food-organic-yacon-syrup.htm






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Yacon has not been tested. Untested items are assumed to be neutral. There is nothing I am aware of to suggest it could be an avoid and the literature says some things that look good. You may want to use it in a more limited fashion until you see how you react to it.  

Sunflower, a distant relative, does have a troublesome lectin. There is no reason to assume yacon would have the same lectin and the syrup would stand a chance of being free of lectins. It is also related to the Jerusalem Artichoke.
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looks like sweet potato or yucca ......a regular root veggie....


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Hmmmm . . . being that yucca and yams are avoids for me, probably better to pass on trying it.  I'm loving agave nectar anyway.





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It was mixed in a tahini I used to have, but I gave up on it because I was sure the Yacon part of it didnt do me any good.   It wasnt to bad either, but i did better when I stopped.

Like Lola mentioned its a plant between the sunflower and articoke and comes from central/south america


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yucca, yacon, yuca; I thought they were the same, they are all different species.
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Quoted from Lloyd
...It is also related to the Jerusalem Artichoke.


Yacůn, Poire de Terre {Smallanthus sonchifolius - Asteraceae, SubFamily: Asteroideae, Tribe: Heliantheae, SubTribe: Uncategorized}

Jerusalem Artichoke, Topinambur, Girasole, Sunchoke
{Helianthus tuberous, Subfamily: Asteroideae,
Tribe: Heliantheae, SubTribe: Helianthinae

A kissing cousin.


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Hmm that is interesting since for A's jerus artichokes are beneficials.  Hoepfully this food will be tested one day. Is there a spot to submit suggestions for foods to be tested?





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I uses to use Yacon syrup a while back.  Not sure if it caused me any problems because I did not know about blood typing issues at that time.  Its not as sweet as agave, but I liked it durng that time.

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Asteraceae, SubFamily: Asteroideae, .


Ah!  Asters!  I grow them in my flower garden.  I didn't know they were related.


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Is there a spot to submit suggestions for foods to be tested?

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1179923933/s-53/highlight-to+be+tested/#num53


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Ah!  Asters!  I grow them in my flower garden.  I didn't know they were related.


The old botanical name for the Sunflower {or Dasiy, Aster}Family was: Compositae

Meaning that these plants have multiple petals, many are of this family.
And that they release many seeds - This family tends to dominate the plant world in its distribution & diversity.


A general rule these days is the Plant Family names come from physical characteristic - However, the the Tribe & SubTribe names are based on more critical analyses...


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Thanks, Schluggell.  You sound like a person I'd like to hang out with for an afternoon or two.  Botany is so cool.

My parents-in-law have neighbors with agave plants in their front yards.  I thought to myself (maybe I should put this under the Business Ideas thread), Now how would I go about starting an American-owned, American-grown organic agave farm?  They have about an acre down there.  Obviously that's nowhere near what would be needed, but across the street there's miles of defunked orange groves which they've got cows on now.  It would be a few years before the rain washed enough of the poisons out of the soil to be considered organic again, but......hmmm, and idea.


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