Hearts of palm, raw
An alternative to wild heart of palm are palm varieties which have undergone a process of adaptation to become a domesticated farm species. The main variety that has been domesticated is the botanical species Bactris gasipaes, known in Ecuador as "chontaduro", in Costa Rica as "pejibaye", and in English as the "peach palm".
Peach palms are self-suckering and produce multiple stems, up to 40 on one plant, so harvesting several stems from a plant is not so expensive because the plant can live on. Another advantage it has over other palms is that it has been selectively bred to eliminate the vicious thorns of its wild cousins. Since harvesting is still a labor intensive task, palm hearts are regarded as a delicacy.
Hearts of palm Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Hearts of palm are composed of 69.5% water, 25.61% carbohydrates, 2.7% protein, and 0.2% fat. One hearts of palm will give you with 8.451 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 6.5 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you need on a daily basis, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, hearts of palm supply 115 calories and are a natural source of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (62.31% of the Daily Value). So if you have hearts of palm in your diet, it helps your body to produce red blood cells (RBCs) and neurotransmitters, break down peptides into amino acid monomers so that it can be used in the body, decrease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (in females) and it is effective against mood disorders like depression, because vitamin B6 is responsible for creating neurotransmitters and regulates emotions through hormones like serotonin and dopamineanemiamorning sickness during pregnancy in women. Furthermore they contain a considerable amount of Copper, Zinc and Potassium attaining 71.56%, 46.63% and 38.43% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.