In the health food world, specifically raw food, nuts are everywhere. So, what makes pili nuts stand out above the rest, especially when you’ve probably never even heard of them?
They’re like BUTTER.
Seriously. Pop one in your mouth, and experience the buttery creaminess of the pili nut. (For real – they almost MELT in your mouth!) These nuts have become our favorites partly because of their soft, rich texture. They’re tasty, and filling, too! Perfect to take along for a long day of hiking, or shopping, since just a few will keep you sustained for quite a while!
As if the taste itself wasn’t enough to make us love these little guys, pili nuts have incredible health benefits. They’re rich in essential Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids (those are the good fats). They also have more Vitamin E than any other nut (beautifying)! They offer all eight essential amino acids, too, along with a bunch of other important vitamins and minerals (B vitamins, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, to name a few). Plus, they’re an excellent source of plant-based calcium and protein. With all of that goodness, pili nuts really are some of the healthiest and most nutritious nuts on the planet!
Oh, and they only grow in volcanos. Pili trees are only found in volcanic soil in the Philippines. How hardcore is that? Just take a second to think of how stunning and powerful volcanoes are. Now imagine all of that energy being transferred into a little nut. How could they not be amazing?
As an added benefit (wait, there’s more?!), the pili nuts we sell are soaked, pre-sprouted, and dehydrated. As with all other raw nuts, this unlocks the nutrients by breaking down natural enzyme inhibitors, making the nuts more easily digestible and, in turn, the nutrients more available. (Remember how squirrels always bury their nuts before eating them?)
If you weren’t completely convinced of the ridiculous goodness that is the pili nut, we have a surprise for you. They now come coated in CHOCOLATE. (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) Imagine the most amazing thing you’ve ever put in your mouth that wasn’t already chocolate. Now dust that with raw organic cacao and coconut palm sugar. (Mind = blown!) Besides taste, raw cacao adds tons of antioxidants and minerals. We seriously thought about not selling them and just eating them all ourselves, but then they’re too good not to share!
Now that you’ve heard of pili nuts, try some! You won’t regret it. (The only thing you might regret is getting just one container.)