Heart of Palm Medallions

January 27, 2017 in Category: What's New

We heart [read: "love"] novel versions of food items, but whenever we present a food in a new and interesting way, we don’t just do it for novelty’s sake. There’s always a value proposition linked with the specific traits of that product. Trader Joe’s Heart of Palm Medallions are no different.

Generally, hearts of palm are harvested from the inner core of certain palm trees, usually from the youngest portion of plant shoots. This typically yields smallish cylindrical segments that naturally break apart into concentric pieces when chopped.

In the case of Trader Joe’s Heart of Palm Medallions, Ecuadorian farmers harvest plant shoots a little farther down the stem. These thicker shoots yield large, very firm (not tough), coin-shaped pieces that don’t break apart. And, they still have all the great flavor heart-of-palm lovers love.

Their size makes these Medallions amenable to a cracker-like function. Top them with thin slices of cucumber, and a sprinkle of Chili Lime Seasoning. Try a small dollop of guacamole or a smear of chèvre. Make them the ‘heart’ of your vegetarian tacos.

To make a classic Millionaire’s Salad, chop them and mix them with other Hearts (of Artichoke), Manzanilla Olives with Pimentos, fresh mushrooms, and our Sweet Onion & Bacon Vinaigrette. You could even halve them, sauté them with garlic in olive oil, and toss with Organic Fettuccine and some Mascarpone.

Instead of the typical can, you’ll find Trader Joe’s Heart of Palm Medallions in a clear, re-sealable, stand-up pouch—novel packaging to match the food inside. We think you’ll love this new item, and you’ll definitely heart the price. Each 12-ounce bag is $1.99

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Hearts of Palm, Water, Salt, Citric Acid.

Tags: Vegetable