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Melissa's Hearts of Palm Rice

Los Angeles, California (2023) – Hearts of palm is a vegetable that is harvested from the core of a variety of palm trees found in tropical areas such as Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. Hearts of palm are a substantial source of protein, which makes them a suitable meat replacement. They're also rich in fiber, which helps maintain digestive health and the key to having a low glycemic score. Tender, mild-tasting, hearts of palm are versatile and delicious.

Our Ecuadorian supplier takes the harvested hearts and processes them into looking like rice. Nothing is added to this mild-flavored grain alternative, so home cooks can use it as a blank canvas for a variety of dishes and flavors. Make a grain-free bowl by adding sautéed veggies or mix in with some chicken or tofu. Since our Hearts of Palm rice takes five minutes to prepare on the stove or in the microwave, a plate of “fried” rice can be ready in under 20 minutes.

NOTE: Harvesting hearts of palm has led to massive deforestation, so harvesting hearts from single-stemmed wild palms has been outlawed. Today, most hearts of palm are cultivated from multi-stemmed palms and harvested in a sustainable, environmentally friendly practices.

Melissa’s Produce is the leading U.S. variety distributor of specialty and organic fresh produce and products. The company imports exotic fruits and vegetables from around the world. Melissa’s Produce can be contacted at 1.800.588.0151 or at www.melissas.com.


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