Several people have told me I should try Palmini. I avoid canned and conventional food so I’ve always passed. I stumbled upon it on sale last week so, given the hullabaloo, I decided to give it a whirl.
Palmini is a pasta made entirely from hearts of palm. I use organic hearts of palm in my salad. They don’t have much taste but I love the texture and shape and enjoy eating them. The process to harvest them is laborious so they aren’t cheap.
Palmini isn’t organic but since hearts of palm grow inside of a tree, it probably doesn’t matter much. It’s vegan and environmentally sustainable (the company grows their own palm trees in a controlled environment and grows the same tree repeatedly to harvest the hearts of palm). It’s also GMO-free, gluten-free, fat free, high fiber, super low calorie, and the cans are BPA-free. But buyer beware, at $2.00 per can on sale ($3.50 full retail), Palmini isn’t free!
I prepared it with crushed tomatoes, basil, garlic, spinach, purple onion, and steamed broccoli. Voila! Fantastic! It tastes like linguine. It’s impressive, especially given how favorably its nutritional benefits compare to traditional pasta. If you’re looking to satisfy a carb craving while reducing your carb, calorie, and gluten intake, I highly recommend Palmini.