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Palmini keto pasta in a can

Have you tried this trendy new plant-based pasta?

Recently I was introduced to Palmini, a pasta made from hearts of palm. Not only is it 100% plant-based pasta, but each serving only has 20 calories and 4g carbs, plus it’s sugar-free and gluten-free! It also has the taste and texture of traditional pasta when it’s “cooked” with your favorite sauces.

Can of Palmini hearts of palm pasta

What are the benefits of hearts of palm?

Harvested from certain palm trees, hearts of palm are pretty much a superfood.

  • Rich in fiber, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, vitamins B2, B6, and C.
  • A good source of protein, riboflavin, and potassium.
  • Full of dietary fiber, vitamin C, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and especially, manganese.
  • Have a favorable ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

I simply had to try these keto-friendly noodles after hearing all these great benefits so I shared my experience on Facebook Live!

Tips for preparing Palmini:

Pouch of Palmini hearts of palm pasta

They taste best in hearty sauces.

I didn’t care for the Palmini when I cooked it with butter and garlic, but it was much better when I tossed the noodles in Rao’s marinara sauce.

Rinsing Palmini hearts of palm pasta

Try giving them a soak.

According to the Palmini website, if you soak the noodles in milk and rinse, they will take on a milder flavor similar to that of typical noodles.

Palmini hearts of palm pasta next to pumpkin sauce

Prepare them in your desired sauce.

Even though the noodles are already “cooked”, you’ll want to heat them up in a sauce so that they become a bit softer and take on the flavors of the sauce.


So, are they any good?

Palmini hearts of palm pasta in pumpkin sauce

YES! This pasta is so satisfying! Although I am not the biggest fan of the price, it definitely gives you a really good “pasta” taste! I also love how the noodles are full of health benefits and the hearts of palm are sustainably sourced.

While I kept my pasta simple the first time around, I made these a second time tossed in Lina’s yummy pumpkin sage alfredo sauce and they were absolutely delicious!

Cans of Palmini hearts of palm pasta

Want to try them yourself? You can pick up these noodles at Walmart & Amazon in both pouches or cans, with the canned packaging being the better value.

Palmini noodles in pouch

Let’s all raise a fork to the latest keto-friendly pasta!


Make the best Spaghetti Squash with these cooking tips.

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Comments 10

  1. Jaime

    I have been wanting to try these. Does anyone have a preference between the can or the pouch or know if there is much of a difference?

    • glenn myatt

      we tried both, they are the same, only the packaging is different, you get more in the can at a lower price.

      • Jaime

        Thank you!

  2. Jenifer

    I bought a can to try this week. Thanks for the tips!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so welcome! Let us know what you think, Jenifer!

  3. Rhonda

    They are pricy but cheaper now than when they first came out. I buy a $1.92 14 oz. can of hearts of palm from Walmart and slice them up myself.

    • Jennifer

      Rhonda – are you rinsing and doing the same things as the Palmini suggests to get the same results?

  4. Brit

    Does anyone know of these cause any sugar spikes after eating? Bad for true ketosis and also diabetics. Going to look for these at Walmart…are they just in the pasta aisle or veggies? I have found our Walmart just now carrying Swerve etc 🙂 Thanks Hip2Keto…also, checking out the pumpkin sage sauce…Mmm sounds yummy!

  5. Teresa

    Where do you buys these?

    • Cassandra (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Teresa, you can find this product at Walmart, on Amazon, or possibly at your local grocery store. I actually spotted them at Sprouts this week so be sure to check there if you have a Sprouts store in your area.

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