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Are canned palm hearts okay?

Answered on November 02, 2014
Created August 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I'm obsessed with them. And they taste and have the texture of string cheese! YUM! Ingredients: hearts of palm, water, citric acid and salt. Are these paleo enough???

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on August 12, 2012
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I've seen them in jars. Personally, I would buy the jar over the can.

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on August 11, 2012
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I think hearts of palm are fine Paleo-wise, and so's the salt and citric acid. The only thing I'd be concerned about is the BPA in the cans, but how much you worry about that sort of thing is up to you. If you can, I'd suggest trying to find some in BPA-free cans, if available, or packed in glass instead.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on August 12, 2012
at 04:07 AM

I've seen them in jars. Personally, I would buy the jar over the can.

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on November 02, 2014
at 04:09 AM

Their  fine in the context of health. Their very unsustainable though as many wild jungles are being destroyed to harvest the hearts of palm. In order to harvest it you need to kill the tree and most come from wild harvesting (not farming) like brazil nuts.

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on August 20, 2012
at 08:32 PM

Palm Hearts are a great vegetable for a Paleo/Primal diet. Decent fiber. Even a little protein. A good source of Potassium, along with some moderate Zinc. Best to avoid in a can, unless you know it is BPA-free. I get mine in glass jars at Trader Joe's. (And yes, they remind me of string cheese too!)

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on August 12, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I love them too! I have been slicing them and using them as a pasta substitute.

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