Yacon syrup

Zaia

Zaia is a musician, homesteader, permaculturist, holistic health and wellness coach and sustainability advocate. She and husband Tom run permaculture designed farm "Maungaraeeda" on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and the not for profit organisation the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. and teach permaculture and self reliance. Zaia loves cooking and always comes up with new and different recipes to prepare the food she grows. She is a percussionist and is involved in various musical projects, including community music projects. She writes about life on the farm and tries to post regular photos.

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18 Responses

  1. Sandra Dibbs says:

    Can I buy yucon plants from you or elsewhere? Do you think it would survive in Cairns, or would I need to get someone to grow it for me on the Tablelands?

  2. Mat says:

    Thanks for posting this. I had a very successful Yacon crop in Southern California this year and am very excited to make a batch of syrup. I’m curious how many pounds went into the batch pictured here?

  3. Bill says:

    Since you started with 4 1/2 liters of juice and finish with 800 ml., can you tell me how long would it take the boiling period.
    Thanks

    • Zaia says:

      Hi Bill,
      We usually leave the pot simmering on our woodstove for around 36-48 hours. In that time it has reduced down to a thick black syrup. Only bring to a gentle boil before simmering. Hope this helps!

  4. Ngaire says:

    Can I buy Yakon syrup from you? How much a kilo and do you deliver? Or post? I am in Maroochydore. Thanx

    • Zaia says:

      Sorry, we do not sell Yakon syrup. We just make it for personal use here. Yakon is very easy to grow though, so you can have a go at growing and making it yourself if you can!

  5. Richie says:

    Where near Maroochydore can I get a rhizome to plant here?

  6. paulene says:

    That’s amazing that you made you’re own syrup.
    I live down in Victoria. Would you be prepared to sell some of your excessYacons. Thanking you Paulene

    • Zaia says:

      Hi Paulene,
      If you get up to the Sunny Coast we may be able to give you some Yakon stalks, which you can just put into the ground to grow. Mailing them may be a bit harder… Please feel free to email me if you would like to discuss, I am also unsure how Yakon would go in a cooler climate, but will ask Tom.
      Regards,
      Zaia

  7. Frits says:

    Hi,
    just before you start thickening the syrup you can easily clarify the juice with egg white.
    Makes all the difference.

    Cheers,
    Frits.

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