Earthier Launches Yacon Syrup

Earthier Launches Yacon Syrup
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

GANGTOK: Earthier, a wellness oriented and responsible food brand, launched its first product, Yacon Syrup, a natural sweetener, on World Entrepreneurs’ Day on August 21. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling launched the product during a function at Gangtok on World Entrepreneur’s Day.
The story of Yacon, a root that is consumed as a fruit, started in 2014 when Abhimanyu Dhakal and Abhinandan Dhakal started working in the agri-sector. Over the years, the brothers developed a unique GEMTM (Grower Engagement Model) framework based on specific Sustainability Development Goals namely, zero hunger, no poverty, good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, and responsible production and consumption.
This framework was specifically developed with the help of our knowledge partner, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development for the ecologically sensitive Himalayan Farming Eco-System, said the Earthier management. Adoption of this framework has seen a 150% grower engagement growth year on year with the current base at 500+ growers, it said.
“The focus on identification, training, monitoring, collection and engagement has led to higher farm level production efficiency, increased incomes and risk diversification in production. Using this model, Yacon has become a silent success at farm level adoption and propagation. Earthier’s strong network of cluster growers and consumers leads to assured returns on pre - agreed prices.”
At the food processing level, Earthier has adopted minimal processing methods that helps retain almost all the nutrient base of the raw fruit. Therefore, the health benefits of a whole raw fruit can be experienced in a teaspoon, said the Earthier.
Yacon Syrup with a glycemic index of less than 1, high content of Inulin Fibre and Fructo Oligo Saccharides (FOS), is helpful for those who want to overcome problems of blood glucose levels, intestinal health, heart health and obesity naturally.
The early believers in Earthier’s Yacon Syrup have had a positive health impact and have actually experienced the sweet sinful indulgence without the guilt, said the Yacon Syrup makers.


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