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Yacon syrup

Zaia

Zaia grew up in a family of musicians in Holland, and has a background in top sport (snow skiing) and web development and design. She co-founded the PRI Luganville and PRI Sunshine Coast Inc (now PermEco Inc.) with Tom, and runs the “invisible structures”, like finances, business administration, website design and maintenance, writes articles, records and edits videos and also organises the cooking and the kitchen on site. She assists Tom in running the Kendall Permaculture Farm and supervising other volunteers. She also specialises in consulting and advice for smaller scale properties (up to 5 acres). She has researched and studied nutrition and health for 20+ years, has a certificate in Nutrition and continues to study by research, reading and daily observation. She is an active member of several musical projects and bands, involved in community music and runs percussion and marimba workshops, is the percussion leader for the Woodford Folk Festival People’s Orchestra and composes as well as plays music. She is passionate about community music and loves seeing people discover that they can play!

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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?

    • Hi Mat,
      I believe the batch pictured here was around 10 – 15kg (about 30 or so pounds?) As the syrup needs a lot of simmering down, it reduces quite a lot. Still enough for substantial sweetness!

  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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