I really like the taste of hearts of palm, so the slight residual flavor is fine for me. My spouse, however, doesn’t like the flavor. He doesn’t have pre-diabetes like I do, so he prefers potato. For me this picks up the flavor of whatever you put on it, like seasoning, seasoned butter, or gravy. It really positively effects my blood sugar and is excellent for me. If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, I highly recommend this product.