Yacón

Known in some cultures as the Peruvian ground apple, tea made from the leaves of the yacón are said to contain prebiotic and antioxidant properties. Though often compared to the jicama, the yacón is distinguished by its crispy tuberous roots, faint floral notes and sweet viscous juices. Today, researchers are exploring the use of yacón tea in treating diabetes and some pulmonary diseases. 

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