Skip to content

Hearts of Palm (Fresh)

For Chefs & Produce Managers
Food Service: 323-584-4940
Produce Managers: 800-468-7111

Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: Costa Rica

Hearts of palm come from the center of Panama palm trees. These palm trees are grown specifically for the purpose of obtaining the unique delicious core. These slender, cream-colored stalks closely resemble white asparagus - minus the tips and taste similar to an artichoke.

Extremely perishable, Melissa’s Hearts of Palm are a very common dish in South America. Serve in main dishes, green salads, as a cold hors d’oeuvre served with a vinaigrette sauce or hot with a plain or cheese béchamel sauce.

Hearts of Palm from Melissa’s are hand packed for excellent quality. Once opened, refrigerate and use within 2 weeks.