How our Yacon powder extract is produced

Yacon Production

How is our Yacon powder extract produced?

Cultivation / Harvest

The tubers are ripe as soon as the outer skin of the tuber becomes slightly wrinkled.

The tubers are harvested by hand and sorted out directly near the fields. Only the best come into the baskets and are taken to the production site.

Yacon tubers are harvested by hand and sorted out directly near the fields

Cleaning

The tubers are then scrubbed in big wooden sinks with special brushes to get the earth off and then put in a natural “disinfectant bath".

The tubers are then sorted by experienced staff a second time by colour and smell.

Drying and Grinding

The washed tubers are put in a dry room to "air” before the final drying takes place. For that the tubers are cut into slices, laid out onto special wire mesh and left in a heat chamber at 40-45 degrees to be gently dried. This natural form of preservation does not need any additives and is regarded as one of the gentlest methods of conserving. The pulverisation can commence as soon as the moisture levels are under 6 % and are then ultimately sieved in order to get rid of all the bigger particles.

Laboratory Analysis and Shipping

The ground produce is packed into 1kg PP bags after passing laboratory tests and put into chilled storage rooms ready for sending.

Origin

We obtain our yacon from the Andes in Peru.

Yacon Rohstoffe direkt vom Erzeuger - faire Preise unterstützen die Farmer

Fair

We buy our raw products direct from the suppliers, pay fair prices and support the farmer.

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