A delicacy. It has a soft, buttery, crisp, and crunchy texture. Similar to artichoke hearts or white asparagus, but way better!
Palm heart is also called Lobster of Vegetables, Swamp Cabbage, and Burglar's Thigh.
Great eaten raw in salads and as a snack, it also combines well with soft cheese. Can also be baked, boiled, stir-fried or braised.
Fresh palm heart has a much more subtle and attractive taste than the mushy pre-cooked canned version that most of us have tried before. The process of canning destroys most of the charm of eating this vegetable.
Palm Heart is a vegetable harvested from the inner core and growing bud of certain palm trees. Very low in fat and calories.
Simple recipe: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/hearts-of-palm-recipe#what-do-hearts-of-palm-taste-like