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Veggy Malta checks out: Palmini

by Ramona Debono

When we realise that summer is right around the corner, we cannot help but try ‘getting back on track’. But getting back on track does not mean no more pasta, rice and all the carbs – Palmini products are now available to make road-to-summer missions easier!

Palmini is a low carb substitute made out of a natural plant known as hearts of palm. Heart of palm is a white vegetable that comes from the core of certain kinds of palm trees. Because hearts of palm contain different amino acids, they are an excellent source of protein, which is uncommon in vegetables. This unique vegetable is also low in fats and sugars and high in fibre. Heart of palm is also packed with a long list of vitamins and minerals.

The Palmini range has you covered for any carb-heavy meal you would like to lighten: rice, linguine, angel hair pasta and lasagna sheets. Preparation is minimal but required so to make your dish taste more like the real thing. All you need to do is to rinse well your Palmini and add to your sauce as you would with normal pasta or rice. It is highly recommended you do not skip this step so to diminish the acidic taste of hearts of palm. That being said, if you find Palmini too acidic, just soak it in some milk of choice for about 30 minutes, and you’re good to go.

Unlike other low carb alternatives, Palmini does not have a rubbery texture and is a great vehicle for sauces. We tried the Palmini rice with some vegetable and tofu curry and it did not disappoint. We made sure the rice was properly rinsed, and when eaten as a meal the resemblance to regular curry rice is remarkable, for a fraction of the calories!

Palmini is also suitable for people who want to avoid gluten and are looking for an alternative to pasta and rice, diabetics or people on a sugar free/keto diet and looking for a pasta and rice replacement.


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