Yacon (Peruvian Ground Apple)
Inventory, lb : 64.05
This item was last sold on : 02/22/17
Yacon is the edible succulent roots of the Yacon plant that are attached to pale red rhizomes that connect it to a tall stem. The Yacon plant can grow to over 2 meters in height and produces small yellow flowers as it matures. Yacon are large and weigh between a few hundred grams to a kilogram. It has an outer brown skin and an inner white skin that needs to be peeled away before consuming. The flesh is an amber color and has a crisp, juicy, sweet flavor similar to that of jicama. After peeling Yacon, soak in lemon or vinegar to stop Yacon from oxidizing.
Yacon is available during the winter months.
Yacon, botanically known as Smallanthus sonchifolius, is a species of perennial daisy. The Yacon plant is traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina. Yacon is also known as Peruvian ground apple, Strawberry Jicama, Bolivian Sunroot, Sweet-Root and Ground Pear. The Yacon is a close relative of the sunflower and sunchoke. In Ecuador, the Yacon is known as jicama although there is no relation. Unlike other root crops that convert carbohydrates into starch, Yacon is high in inulin, making it a sucrose-free food for people with diabetes.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Harvest Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-709-0938|
|The Corner Drafthouse||San Diego CA||619-255-2631|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Nutmeg Café & Bakery||San Diego CA||858-405-2401|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Churchill's Pub and Grille||San Marcos CA||760-471-8773|
|Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern and Grill||Vista CA||760-509-4424|
|Rawvana||San Diego CA||619-341-2684|
Recipes that include Yacon (Peruvian Ground Apple). One is easiest, three is harder.
|all recipes||Yacon Waldorf Salad|
|San Diego Foodstuff||Savory Citrus Salad|
|All Recipes||Lotus Root and Yacon Soup|
|all recipes||Thai Chicken Curry with Yacon|
|all recipes||Chicken Vegetable Curry With Yacon|