Yacon syrup comes from the yacon plant, which is native to South America. It’s high in fructooligosaccharides, a type of sugar the human body cannot digest. While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s actually what makes this syrup so healthy. In addition to potentially acting as an appetite supprsessant, it may also promote healthy bacteria in your gut. It has about a third of the calories of refined sugar and can be used in smoothies and baking, as well as in coffee and tea. It has a consistency similar to molasses, so it may act as a thickening agent.