Hearts of Palm, Fresh (Trimmed)
Size: 1 lb [454g]
Hearts of Palm are freshly cut from the lush Hamakua coast on the Big Island of Hawaii and are in the center part of the Peach Palm. We peel away the tough outer palm layers, sending only the most tender inner core to you. Fabulous in stir fries, fresh salads and as a side dish.
What are hearts of palm?
Freshly cut from the lush Hamakua coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hearts of Palm are the center part of the Peach Palm. We peel away the tough outer palm layers, sending only the most tender inner core to you.
Where Do Hearts Of Palm Come From?
Hearts of palm are the soft, white, inner core of young, edible palm trees like coconut, peach, açai, and palmetto. In the culinary world, hearts of palm have a bad reputation due to the habitat destruction associated with their harvesting. Harvesting hearts from single-stemmed wild palms used to be common practice until it was discovered that the process would cause wild palms to perish. Our hearts are harvested in Hawaii via sustainable practices. As long as you get your hearts of palm from a reliable source, you can rest assured that no whole tree was destroyed.
Hearts of Palm Fresh
If you’re looking for fresh hearts of palm, you’ll most likely need to search online at premium produce grocers like Fresh & Wild, or in a specialty store. You can most often find them canned or jarred in water or brine at your local supermarket, but they’re merely a shadow of the fresh version. This prized palm can be creatively used in a wide variety of dishes beyond a salad topping. A fun and whimsical way to transform hearts of palm is to use them as a vegetarian substitute for crab cakes. Once chopped up, hearts of palm take on the flaky soft texture of crab, and when combined with all the other ingredients you’ll never miss the crab! You can even take your hearts of palm and transform them into a creative calamari replacement.
What does heart of palm taste like?
When bought fresh they offer a much more pleasing texture than when canned – the flesh is tender and creamy, ideal for making dips and purees. It’s also a wonderful base for preparing vegan or vegetarian alternatives to fish and shellfish.
Usage Tips & Recipes:
They are fabulous in stir fries, fresh salads and as a side dish. You can also sauté, grill or roast them. Here’s a recipe for Back-Pocket Canned Salad.
Where To Buy Hearts Of Palm?
Canned and jarred hearts of palm can be bought easily at the grocery store, but for the fresh ones, look no further than Fresh & Wild. Our freshly trimmed hearts of palm are chef-caliber, and ordering through the website is an effortless way to get this perfectly palatable palm delivered on demand!