ya’know those palmetto hearts are mighty fine eat’n. It takes some practice to get them out, but it’s not to tough once you get the hang of it. Just grasp the last two or three leaf stems and jerk the hell out of it a time or two. It helps if you jerk at an angle to the main stem. The heart pops right out. If you’re lucky you’ll get an edible piece about the size of a roll of quarters.