Originating from evergreen trees that are heavily cultivated in the Philippines. The teardrop shaped pili nut is a very essential nutrient, especially for those in developing countries. History links this valuable nut back to the ancient philippines, when the nut was boiled and eaten by Filipinos. The Filipino natives began to grow pili trees in order to harvest the pili nuts for their outstandingly high nutritional value. Now, pili nuts are an incredibly popular snack across the Philippines, that are highly regarded for their distinctly delicious taste and strong health benefits.
The nut can be consumed raw or roasted and has a milk crispy structure. This distinct texture along with its buttery taste has made pili nuts the perfect ingredient in chocolates, ice creams or any dessert.
The appetizing taste along with pili nuts’ lengthy list of nutritional benefits has gotten the attention of scientists and wellness experts, making it the new super food that everyone should try. Packed with protein and amino acids, pili nuts are blessed with ingredients that are perfect for building muscle. In addition, pili nuts are a great source of magnesium and can get your daily recommended dose of copper and manganese in just one single serving!
A great snack that can even be considered a meal replacement, one ounce of this nut constitutes 15 kernels. Within this serving, the body is provided with 200 calories, 3 grams of protein and just one gram of carbohydrates. In addition, the nut is naturally very low in sodium, which makes it a great option for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. In addition, its macronutrient content makes it the perfect option for those looking for a snack that is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and low in carbs. Time keeps revealing the amazing power lingering in such a small nut. With all the health benefits it offers, the pili nut is sure to be a hit for everyone that tries it.