The Sharlyn melon has a cracked skin with tan and yellow-orange coloring. Superficially resembling an elongated Cantaloupe, the Sharlyn does not possess the sweet unctuous flavor of Cantaloupes, rather a more restrained balance of sweetness
White corn is a sweet corn variety. Its ears are wrapped in tightly layered pale lime green to white husks. One ear of corn can contain up to 400 kernels growing in rows lengthwise.
Fresh Hearts of Palm
Inventory, lb : 18.00
This item was last sold on : 05/17/13
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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.
|Quality Social||San Diego CA||619-501-7675|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Bar & Grill||San Diego CA||858-401-0608|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760 603 3700|
|Chez Loma||Coronado CA||619-435-0661|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||800 843 4661|
|La Valencia Dry Storage||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
Recipes that include Fresh Hearts of Palm. One is easiest, three is harder.