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Yacon ground pear


La Légumière, the specialist in Breton and seasonal vegetables! Pear Earth Yacon

Shape and external appearance


The tubers are elongated and tapered.

Properties


Yacon has very few calories. On the other hand, it contains a lot of insulin, which makes it particularly suitable for people with diabetes.

Caliber


Diameter from 4 to 8 cm

Scientific and botanical name


Polymnia sonchifolia (compositae family). Other names: earth pear, yacon, aricoma, jíquima, jiquimilla. It is a tuberous perennial plant, a close relative of sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke. Its stems are very tall and very robust (about 1.5 meters high).

Coloring


The skin is dark beige with pearly white flesh.

Origin & Culture


Originally from America in the Andes (Peru), the yacon has been known for centuries by the Incas for its virtues. Imported into France during the 19th century, it grows very well in our latitudes, even if it requires a lot of space.

Smell


No particular smell.

Preparation advice


Eaten raw or cooked. Cooked, the yacon is cooked like a potato. You can also make a syrup. It looks like a nice caramel and can be used like honey or maple syrup. The Japanese also use the dried leaves of the ground pear to make tea.

Texture


No particular smell.

Home preservation


The yacon can be stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place, away from light.

Flavor


Sweet flavor, with a slight taste of pear.

The seasonality of the product


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Our recipes based on this product


Nous n'avons pas encore de recettes pour ce produit.

Packaging available for this product


Colis carton, Colis bois, Barquette

The seasonality of the product


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Octobre (10)

Novembre (11)

Décembre (12)

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Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar

Producers for La Légumière


Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar have been producing vegetables for La Légumière for many years. The cultivation of Breton vegetables no longer holds any secrets for these three brothers.