Schinoussa Fit Yacon Syrup has a high water content and a high fiber content, so it is filling without having a lot of calories. It also contains antioxidants. Yacon contains a significant amount of inulin, a type of sugar that your body can't digest. This helps keep the overall caloric content of the yacon low even though it has a sweet taste. Yacon juice is sometimes made into yacon syrup, which is a low-calorie alternative sweetener. It is now being recommended as part of a weight loss program.
Traditionally, yacon roots are grown by farmers at midelevations on the eastern slopes of the Andes descending toward the Amazon. It is grown occasionally along field borders where the juicy tubers provide a welcome source of refreshment during field work. Until as recently as the early 2000s, yacon was hardly known outside of its limited native range, and was not available from urban markets; however, press reports of its use in Japan for its purported antihyperglycemic properties made the crop more widely known in Lima and other Peruvian cities. Companies have also developed novel products such as yacon syrup and yacon tea. Both products are popular among diabetics and dieters.