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Full of vitamins

The hearts of palm have essential vitamins, such as vitamin A and B9, which are necessary in order to have a good health.

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Stay healthy

To eat hearts of palm helps in the daily consumption of minerals such as iron, phosphorus, and zinc.

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Just a little amount of calories

A 100 gram portion of hearts of palm contains just 115 calories but also have macro nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein and fat.

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Help your body

One cup of hearts of palm gives 25% of the iron required by the body.  It also contains 19% of the daily requirements of vitamin C.

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Maya Civilization

Hearts of palm have been cultivated in Central America since the time of the Maya Civilization.

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Millionaire’s salad

Hearts of palm are also known as "swamp cabbage" or "millionaire's salad"

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USA provider

Costa Rica is the primary source of fresh hearts of palm in the US.

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Harvest

Hearts of palm are harvested by cutting the cultivated palm tree and removing the fibrous leaf sheaths until only the center is left;  a crunchy-creamy cylindrical portion.

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Hearts of palm looks

Hearts of palm are slender, ivory-colored and have a delicate flavor resembling white asparagus.

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Digestive health

Hearts of palm also contain dietary fiber, a specialized family of carbohydrates that promote digestive health and fight constipation.

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Heart of palm lovers

France is the largest importer of canned hearts of palm.

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168 calories per cup

A 1-cup serving of fresh hearts of palm contains 3.94 grams of protein, 0.29 g of total fat, 37.39 grams of carbohydrates, 2.2 grams of dietary fiber and 25.05 grams of natural sugars.

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Healthy diet cures acne

Hearts of palm are packed with inflammation-fighting nutrients and loads of antioxidants, most green leafy veggies contain plenty of fiber, which helps slow the rise of blood sugar after eating.

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It ‘s also called

Heart of palm, also called palm heart, palmito, burglar's thigh, aristocrat's plantar, chonta, palm cabbage or swamp cabbage.