HEALTHY (PALEO) HEART OF PALM MANGO SALAD
I enjoyed this Healthy (Paleo) Heart of Palm Mango Salad for dinner at a friend’s house and asked her for the recipe.
In this cold weather with an abundance of snow, it’s fun to taste a little bit of Paleo tropical warmth and sunshine. Hearts of palm is the ideal ingredient for a Paleo lifestyle as it has a natural affinity with other ingredients, such as artichokes, avocados, chicken, shrimp, to name a few. This ingredient is mostly used in salads, but can also be incorporated into dips and sandwiches, pasta, and risottos.
Hearts of Palm comes from the interior of palm trees. The heart is bright white and tender and lies beneath the 5th layer of trunk within the tree. Today, this vegetable is farmed in Costa Rica and Hawaii within the USA. It also grows wildly throughout Brazil and so is a staple in the Brazilian diet. An alternative to wild hearts of palm is a domesticated farm species called peach palm. Peach palm is the most widely harvested for canning. It is a multi-stem variety that grows as many as 40 stems per plant. Due to all the stems, harvesting in moderation does not kill the tree.
Hearts of palm are hand-harvested and takes extensive time to undertake because of the many layers of bark that must be removed to get to the tender heart. For this reason, it is considered a delicacy. It is also nutritious, a carbohydrate with some protein and fiber, and high in calcium and vitamin C. It adds such wonderful texture to dishes but is subtle in taste and so will let the other flavors within a dish take center stage. It’s the contribution of texture to a dish.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) HEARTS OF PALM MANGO SALAD?
Healthy (Paleo) Heart of Palm Mango Salad is super nutritious. Hearts of palm are a good source of many nutrients. They contain protein and fiber, and high in vitamin C and vitamin B6, calcium, niacin, phosphorous, and zinc. Not that many vegetables are high in protein, so this is good to know, especially for vegetarians. They also low in calories; about 40 calories in a cup.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) HEARTS OF PALM MANGO SALAD?
Healthy (Paleo) Hearts of Palm Mango salad sings with the tropical flavors of mango and lime, a wonderful interlude to our winter blues.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH HEALTHY (PALEO) HEARTS OF PALM MANGO SALAD?
This Healthy (Paleo) Hearts of Palm Mango salad has refreshing tanginess from the lime vinaigrette. Normally a crisp, white wine would be the ideal companion to match this lime tanginess. However, because the mango is sweet, the salad requires an off-dry white with tanginess and sweetness to match. Think off-dry Riesling, off-dry Gewurztraminer, or off-dry rose.
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