Fresh Hearts of Palm
Inventory, lb : 18.00
This item was last sold on : 09/19/14
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Enjoy fresh Hearts of Palm year round.
A slender white vegetable, hearts of palm is encased in a tough cylindrical, ivory husk. Inside is a velvety, tender flesh that is delicately flavored. Tasting somewhat like an artichoke, it has the appearance similar to that of white asparagus. About four inches in length, individual hearts may be as thin as a pencil or measure nearly one to one-and-one-half inches in diameter.
Containing no cholesterol, fresh hearts of palm is a good source of nutritious fiber.
Hearts of palm may be packaged fresh, or jarred in water, and may be served raw or cooked. Steam or peel outer husk if still intact. Slice and add to salads, grains, pastas and fresh salsas. Top pizza with thin slices. Stuff or fill hollow cavity with cheeses, meats or herbs. Add to stews, chowders, quiche and casseroles. Mild in flavor, hearts of palm pairs well with greens and seafood.
Also known as "swamp cabbage" or "millionaire's salad". Favored in Costa Rica, "Picadillo de Palmito" is a traditional dish.
Young stems produced by a palm tree known as "bactris gasipaes", hearts of palm have been cultivated in Central America since the time of the Mayas. In the Republic of Panama, Central America, top quality hearts of palm thrive in the rural area of Panama. Also field-grown in the tropical humid areas of Costa Rica, hearts of palm are, literally, the heart of the sabal Palmetto tree. This spectacular tall tough-barked palm is the state tree of Florida and is protected by Florida state law. The hearts of palm grown in the United States are mainly from Florida.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Roy's San Diego||San Diego CA||619-239-7697|
|Remedy Foods||San Diego CA||858-945-4963|
|The Patio on Lamont Street||San Diego CA||619-235-5606|
|Cafe Secret||Del Mar CA||858-792-0821|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Chef Stacy||Carlsbad CA||760-533-7572|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
Recipes that include Fresh Hearts of Palm. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Recipe Island||Central America: Costa Rica Hearts of Palm Salad|
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 388 days ago, 8/28/13
Spotter's comments : Fresh Hearts of Palm spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Murray Family Farms.
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 395 days ago, 8/21/13
Spotter's comments : Fresh Hearts of Palm spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Murray Family Farms. Amazing artichoke-rutabaga flavor.