Yacon Syrup by Ritual
From Claveria, Misamis Occidental
One of the most confounding crops, yacon is an underground tuber resembling cassava but tasting like an apple. It is originally from Peru, and it is grown in the Philippine highlands. It is juiced and boiled down to make this molasses-like syrup, which is dark, sweet and slightly minty. It has half the calories of sugar, is low-glycemic, and contains potassium, calcium, iron, and amino acids. Use in dark marinades and baked goods.