HomeBENCHMARK: College of Business Research Journalvol. 1 no. 1 (2013)

Acceptability of Yacon Rootcrop As Sweetener for Puto and Syrup (for Taho)

Rosal N. Aranjuez | Ma. Thessa M. Jose | Evann James R. Janier



There is a new crop that goes by the unusual name of “yacon.” It is considered as a healthy food and it is also known as the apple of the earth because it is grown underground like the other root crops. Previous studies revealed that yacon can be alternative sweeteners not just for individual consumers but especially for food manufacturers, agricultural industry and the like. Yacon as sweetener for puto and syrup for taho and as sweetener can be considered as substitute to the regular sugar that is used to garnish sweet products.