The yacon plant hails from the Andes Mountains of South America and sprouts tiny little sunflower-like blooms with bright yellow petals. Its roots look very similar to yams, are crunchy like an apple and have a sweet, hardy taste. For hundreds of years, the yacon root has been eaten for its medicinal qualities, said to improve digestive health. And while it's sweet, it has a low glycemic index so yacon syrups and powders are a popular sugar alternative for diabetics or those looking to cut sugar from their diets. Yacon root's high concentration of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) is what makes it such a nutrition powerhouse. FOS are sugar molecules that your body is unable to digest, so when the pass through your system, they become a feeding source for good bacteria. Health benefits include everything from increased fiber intake in the body to constipation relief to cancer prevention!

It's for these reasons that health food company Sunbiotics chose the yacon root as the base for its entire line of gourmet snacks and supplements. Their chewable tablets and powders are made for adults and kids alike and are the only organic probiotic products on the market. The "enhanced" almonds come in unexpected flavors like cheese and truffle. But our favorite, of course, are the chocolate bars. Made of raw stone-ground chocolate, each one contains 10 BILLION active probiotics! All Sunbiotics products are vegan and free of GMOs, gluten, and anything artificial.