Answer: The Yacon root is a member of the Sunflower family and is grown for the edible roots which are sweet and low in calories. It grows in the warm, temperate zones of the Andean valleys. The roots contain inulin, a natural sugar substitute that is not metabolized by the human body, making it valuable to dieters and diabetics. It is currently being grown in Japan. For more information, contact International Agriculture Research via e-mail: CIP-WEB@cgnet.com.
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