Agrorgánico Perú > Yacon


Represented by the Mochica culture powers on their clay pots as the origin of life, this sweet Andean root is highly recommended for diabetic patients because it reduces the glucose in the blood.

Now, the modern science has increase the value of this tuber due to its high content of insulin, dietary fiber that helps the organism to metabolize the glucose and diminish cholesterol rates.

The American Andes, with excellent adaptability to the cold climate of the high mountains.

Human health benefits

– Excellent for hypocaloric diets and for diabetic patients.

– It has anti-diabetic properties.

– Reduces risk of osteoporosis.

– It is use as a no-calorie sweetener.

– Its daily use diminishes triglycerides levels in the blood.

– Relieves gastrointestinal problems.

  • Native Fruits


  • the number of hectares

    3 500

  • collected tons

    33 836

  • Amount of workers



Geographical distribution

The Yacon is a member of the sunflower family and while it grows in the warm, temperate valleys of the Andes, it can be found at altitudes of up to 3200 meters. It is native to the low regions of the Andes and the cloud forests of South America and can be found in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Colombia. These plants produce two types of roots: those of propagation and those of reserve or storage. The roots of propagation grow under the surface of the soil and produce new buds that will become the aerial parts of a new plant. These roots resemble topinanbur. The storage roots are large and edible with tubers that can weigh up to 1 kg.


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