Available year round, Parsnips have a peak season October to May. Parsnips, like carrots, may be used in sweet or savory preparations because of their high natural sugar content.
Star Ruby Grapefruit
The Star Ruby grapefruit is the benchmark standard of grapefruits regarding color, flavor and fragrance.
Fresh Hearts of Palm
Inventory, lb : 4.00
This item was last sold on : 12/21/14
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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.
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Roy's San Diego||San Diego CA||619-239-7697|
|Bull Taco / Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Roy's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-455-1616|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
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 481 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 489 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.