heart of palm

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heart of palm

n. pl. hearts of palm
The tender edible portion of certain palms chiefly of Central and South America, consisting of a bud with the immature leaves enclosing it or the core of a young stem. Also called palmito.
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To continue doing so, Pronaca and a Brazilian partner recently built a hearts-of-palm processing plant in Brazil for $4 million.