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coeurs de palmier

palm hearts

coeur de palmier

Taken from the cabbage palm, coeurs de palmier or palm hearts are very popular in France; the country is the world’s second biggest consumer after Brazil, which also produces the most.

Growers claim the harvest of wild palms is not contributing to the deforestation of the Amazon. Most are used in salads.

Sometimes called chou palmiste.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by mhoenig, creative commons license