Yacon Plant Shows Potential as Natural Antioxidant

Article ID: 643468

Released: 18-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Newswise — CHICAGO—A South American plant cultivated and used as a traditional folk medicine for people suffering from diabetes and digestive/renal disorders may have potential as a natural antioxidant. The plant is called yacon, and the findings from researchers from Tokai University in Japan are in a new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Read the abstract in Journal of Food Science here

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