Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia all have a considerable international trade in palm products, and although exact figures are lacking, it is clear, that the two main products are palm heart
(palmito) and vegetable ivory (tayua).
On the menu will be fufu and egusi soup and a selection of about 15 different types of appetisers which include palm heart
salad, fresh okra salad, grated carrot with coconut powder, sea food salad, Kenyan green beans salad, besides others.
When were turned to the hunting lodge we were treated to a millionaire's salad made from palm heart
and a tangy venison curry - traditional Creole fare.
The relationship between nesting activities of the Red-ruffed Fruitcrow and availability of palmito fruits should be examined as entire populations of this tree have been lost to palm heart
harvesting (Galetti and Aleixo 1998).
precatoria (Schmidt, 2003) for the production of palm heart
in the Atlantic forest and the Amazon in Brazil, and fruit production from Mauritia flexuosa (Anderson et al.
o de Palmito (Palm Heart
Pie) Ingredients (serves 8): For the pastry: 3 cups of plain flour, 1 1/2 cups of light mayonnaise, 2 eggs, 2tsp salt, 1-3tbsp water, 1 egg yolk, For the filling: 3tbsp olive oil, 1 medium onion, grated, 1/2 chopped green pepper, 1/2 chopped red pepper, 100g sliced black olives, 600g sliced palm hearts
, 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped, chopped parsley, 200ml double cream To make the pastry: Put flour, eggs, salt and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl and mix.
The highlight of the celebrations is a gala dinner where dishes such as Mauritian Palm Heart
Ceviche, Lapsang Souchong Soup and Rhum Baba will be served.
It began with rum punch, a drink for which Mauritius is famous, then we were treated to palm heart
salad, which is known as 'millionaires salad' because it is at least eight years before the hearts can be taken from the palm.
You can't knock up a veloute of palm heart
or smoked potato puree during the ad break in Coronation Street and you probably wouldn't want to try either.
Grate mozzarella and palm heart
sticks together and place in the middle of the pastry disc.
For something light, try the GOSSIP Spinach Dip (Dh37) made of fresh artichoke and cheesy spinach and served warm with toasty bagel chips, baked in olive oil or the GOSSIP Salad (Dh53) crammed with avocados, pickled shallots, baby corn, asparagus, palm heart
, French green beans.
Mauritian rhumeries are visitor-friendly, so you can do a round of the island, drinking rum with palm heart
salad (a Mauritian must-have) and other goodies from the country's multi-ethnic platter.