What is hearts of palm and is it related to an artichoke?
Hearts of palm is actually the edible inner portion of a palm tree, yes the same one you see growing in Florida! They are usually found in most grocery stores in the canned food aisle, in a water. If you open the can and only use one or two, save the rest in a plastic container in the liquid. You can chop up hearts of palm and use them in salads. They have a salty savory flavor that is strong and delicious! There is no relation to artichokes, however.