Most of all Yacon is known for its delicious tubers. They are sweet and tender and can be used fresh for salads.
It´s not only the tubers that impress. Yacon has decorative flowers that look like small sunflowers and suits fine for the ornamental kitchen garden.
Like many other tubers Yacon is native to the Andes region, but it´s possible to grow it in Denmark.
Yacon is known under the scientific name Smallanthus sonchifolius but are also often refrerred to as Polymnia sonchifolia.