Research Outline

Producers of Fresh-peeled Heart Of Palms


To identify companies that grow and export fresh-peeled hearts of palm to the U.S. To provide the following information for each company: name of the company, address, website, email, and phone number.

Early Findings

Hearts of palm can be harvested from a number of different varieties of palm trees and are largely produced in Central and South America. Below we present four companies that specialize in the production of fresh-peeled hearts of palm and they export to the U.S.
  • Heart of Palm Hawaii is located on the lush Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The farm sits 300 feet above sea level . The products are not canned but are delivered freshly cut from the field. Heart of Palm Hawaii ships its products chilled, wrapped in plastic, or in a cardboard box to retain freshness. The company's contact details are the following: Heart of Palm Hawaii , PO Box 72 , Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, and the phone number is (808) 962-0134. The email address is
  • Wailea Agricultural Group, Inc. has been operating since 1994. The company is located on the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii and supplies its Hawaiian Heart of Palm to the finest restaurants and hotels throughout the country, but also it ships its products internationally. Wailea's products are USDA-compliant, meaning we are authorized to ship to the U.S. mainland without our product requiring any treatment. The company's address is Wailea Agricultural Group, Inc. P.O. Box 69, Honomu, Hawaii 96728. The phone number is (808) 963-6360 and the email address is
  • According to the company, Demasa Palmito is the global leader in the production of hearts of palm. Demasa Palmito Division is a subsidiary of Gruma, which is the global market leader in the production, distribution, and commercialization of corn and wheat flour, and its related products. The company has two production plants: one in Costa Rica and the other in the Republic of Ecuador, and in total the company owns 550 planted own hectares. The company's address is the following: Apartado Postal 1071-1000, San Jose Costa Rica and the telephone number is +506 2543 1300
  • Brazil is the leading country both in the production and consumption of the heart of palm. Floresta Viva is a Brazilian company that produces the Pupunha heart of palm. Floresta Viva has developed an innovative agroforestry system to grow organic hearts of palm. The company's headquarters are at Instituto Floresta Viva - Rua Nossa Senhora das Graças, 382, Malhado, Ilhéus-Bahia. The telephone number is +55 73 3634 3526 and the email address is