Canned banana heart of palm recipe

Canned banana heart of palm recipe

Did you know that banana stalk is edible? Its crumb is rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin B6, it is indicated to treat gastritis and ulcers and also helps to reduce blood sugar levels.

Generally, those who have a banana tree at home end up leaving the trunk to compost or to feed cattle and chickens, as it is a great natural dewormer. However, banana kernels are also food for humans and can be cooked in the same way as other palm hearts and can even be frozen.

If you want to taste and enjoy the benefits of banana palm hearts, check out here how to make banana palm hearts in pickled brine, a very practical way to keep it for longer while maintaining its properties and texture.

Ingredients for making preserved banana palm hearts:

 4 banana palm hearts

 2 cups of hot water

 3 tablespoons of white vinegar

 1 tablespoon of salt

 1 pinch of sugar

How to make pickled banana palm hearts:

First of all, if you don't know how to take heart of palm from a banana tree, check out our article about this matter. When you get the banana palm hearts, cut them into slugs, as in the photo.

Tip: As you cut the heart of palm, remove the lint it releases.

As soon as you cut each piece of palm heart, place it in a pan with filtered water and vinegar. Simmer for 2-3 minutes to eliminate bitterness and prevent it from darkening, then drain.

Tip: Use two tablespoons of vinegar for every liter of water.

Then boil the hearts of palms for the brine: put the hearts of palms back in a pan and add the 2 cups of hot water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of salt and a pinch of sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.

Tip: To check if the hearts of palm are soft, prick them with a fork.

Place the hearts of palm in pots, complete with the cooking water, close tightly and store in a dark place for up to 1 week. Your banana palm hearts preserve is ready! At the end of this time you can use the heart of palm as usual.

Check out these suggestions for recipes with hearts of palm:

Palm cream

Cod pie with hearts of palm

Palm risotto

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