Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cameron' s Yacón

I have never eaten this tuber veggie before , and when I was given some from Cameron Highlands yesterday, I asked my friend how to cook these  tuber veggie.  I was told that it could be eaten  fresh without having to cook it, it is sweet and have a floral  (violet) undetones to its flavor.  The texture  is something like jicama.  I cut them into slices and served as after meal fruit :p  True enough it was crisp and sweet tasting.  You can read more of it here.  These edible tubers contain fructooligasaccharides , an indigestible polysaccharide made up of fructose.  Fructooligosaccharides taste sweet, but pass the human digestive tractm, unmetabolised and hence have very low caloric value. And they have prebiotic effect, meaning that they are used by ' friendly " bacteria that favor colon health and digestion. Wow..with these nutrients benefits , I will add this to our diet  :)    But for today, we shall have it as after meal dessert :p

1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I have ever seen this tube veggie. Seems like a healthy and delicious veggie.