What Are Hearts of Palm? (& How Do I Cook With Them?)

In the year 2020 we’re used to seeing certain vegetables labeled as “trendy” (looking at you, celery and cabbage). But you know what rarely gets mentioned much at all in mainstream American food media, let alone labeled popular? Hearts of palm. Let’s toss those other guys to the side for a moment so we can discuss hearts of palm.

What Are Hearts of Palm?

Their name might sound like a new reality dating show, but in fact hearts of palm are the edible interiors of certain palm trees. Native to Central and South America, the hearts come from coconut, juçara, Açaí.


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