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Low Carb Palmini Noodles

Have you tried low carb Palmini? They're hearts of palm cut into short noodles!Low Carb Palmini Noodles - a healthy pasta alternative made from hearts of palm!

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So. I was perusing Netrition the other day – putting together an order of low carb goodies – and a can of Palmini showed up in the recommendations. Palmini? What is THAT? So here's what I found out. It is:

  • Gluten free
  • High fiber
  • Low calorie
  • Sugar free
  • Low carb

Low Carb Palmini Noodles - a healthy pasta alternative made from hearts of palm!Sounds good, right? So what IS it?

  • Palmini is made from a natural plant called Hearts of Palm
  • Palmini hearts are made up of 90% water
  • Already cooked
  • Great noodle alternative
  • Environmentally stable farming

An 8oz can of Palmini contains 3 servings – but as each serving only has a net carb count of 2g, I decided to “pig out” and enjoy the whole can for my lunch!

Update – Palmini are now also available in pouches!

Low Carb Palmini Noodles - a healthy pasta alternative made from hearts of palm!

 

How to Cook Palmini Pasta

Cooking instructions suggest that if you don't like the taste straight out of the can, you can soak it in (any) milk for 15-30 minutes. But actually I thought it was fine, so I just rinsed them instead.Low Carb Palmini Noodles - a healthy pasta alternative made from hearts of palm!

Rather than coat it in a full-on pasta sauce, I decided to keep things very basic – it actually reminded me of when I cooked my Buttery Shirataki Noodles recipe – butter, black pepper, a few herbs and a little cheese. There's nowhere for the pasta alternative to hide – so you get to figure out if it is any good!

And I have to say, I was *really* impressed with the Palmini. Despite the natural water content, they didn't taste watery at all – especially in the way that zucchini noodles can be. The noodles are only 3″ long maximum, so you don't get the twisty windy aspect like with regular noodles – but the taste was great and the whole dish was very pleasing!

Low Carb Palmini Noodles - a healthy pasta alternative made from hearts of palm!

You can buy low carb Palmini from Netrition and Amazon – or see the company's website for more information!

Low Carb Palmini Noodles - a healthy pasta alternative made from hearts of palm!

 

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Low Carb Palmini Noodles

Low Carb Palmini Noodles

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These low carb Palmini are made from hearts of palm and then cut into short noodles!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook the drained and rinsed Palmini in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain, and toss with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

6g net carbs per serving (whole recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 201Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 37mgSodium 681mgCarbohydrates 12gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 6gProtein 9g
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nova

Monday 17th of August 2020

Is there a way that you have found to make the noodles softer? I used them in a chicken spaghetti casserole and they weren’t crunchy but were firmer than I like. Thanks!

Pamela Damm

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

I read some where you can cook then longer to soften.

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