Yacon Root Extract is derived from the tubers of the Yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifilius). Yacon is native to South America and is known for its sweet-tasting tuberous roots which contain inulin and fructooligosaccharides that acts as a prebiotic and aids colon health.* Although not as sweet as table surgar, this Yacon Root Extract is a sweet-tasting powder that can be used as a highly nutritious sugar-substitute. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.