This is heart of palm. The heart of palm can be found at the center part of the top of a palm tree. When the tree is seven years old and approximately 30 feet tall the heart of palm is read to eat. Local people cut the tree down and find it growing in the core section at the top of the palm. It is the white, tender part of the tree that is good in salads. If you look carefully you can probably find jars or cans of heart of palm for sale in a grocery store near your house!
Clue #1 This is a small part of a much larger organism.
Clue #2 Many local people like to eat this.
Clue #3 It comes from a tree.