Get to know the pili tree

Where do they come from?

Our pili fruits are hand harvested from the Bicol region of the Philippines. Magical pili trees grow here in volcanic soil nourished by organic minerals and abundant rainfall.

Stress Loving Tree

The pili tree is known as the ‘stress-loving tree’. The strong and resilient pili tree, growing on land hit by strong winds and heavy rainfall bears more fruit after every typhoon. These trees are truly extreme by nature!

Toughest nut to crack

Drying Process

Much like a coconut the pili nut shells are left to dry in the sun before being shelled. 

Bicolanos

Small machetes otherwise known as bolos are used to crack open the hardy shell of the pili nut. A Bicolano shell expert does this over a wooden board purely by using hands sense, precision, controlled strength and speed.    

What does activation do?
Health benefits

Highest Vitamin E Nut, Very High in Magnesium, Highest Fat Wholefood. We Say it's the Healthiest Nut on Earth!

  • Highest Vitamin E Nut 

  • Very High in Magnesium

  • Highest Healthy Fat Wholefood

  • Low in Carbohydrates

  • Low GI

  • Keto Friendly

  • Good for Your Skin and Hair

  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-Gmo

  • High in Omega-9

Why activate?

Activated nuts are much more healthy, nutritious and lighter on your digestive system!

Activating nuts involves soaking them in water (with sea salt) for 8 hours (or up to 24 hours) and dehydrating below 46 °C for a further 12-24 hours until dry and crispy. Pili nuts are essentially the seeds of a Pili tree. When you soak the seeds in water it activates the germination or sprouting process. The raw nut in its dormant form becomes activated with enough 'life force' to be able to grow into a tree under the right conditions.Raw nuts and seeds are living foods that just need a little push to make their incredible nutrition available.

Neutralises phytic acid

Nuts and seeds contain phytic acid.

Phytic acid binds to important minerals 

found in pili nuts such as zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and manganese in the digestive tract, making them unavailable. When we consume

foods with phytic acid, our ability to

absorb the full benefits of these 

minerals is compromised. 

De-activates enzyme inhibitors

Nuts and seeds contain enzyme

inhibitors that prevent the seed from

sprouting prematurely while waiting for the perfect conditions (warmth and moisture) to germinate. These enzyme inhibitors force

the human digestive system to work

much harder and can cause

discomfort and bloating. 

Releases toxic substances

Nature's defence mechanism for

nuts includes toxic substances (found

for example as a bitter aftertaste) that can be naturally removed by soaking. These toxic substances include enzyme inhibitors, phytic acid, tannins and goitrogens. Soaking nuts

will also encourage the production

of beneficial enzymes. 

Vitamins & Minerals % Daily Values* per 100gVitamins & Minerals % Daily Values* per 100g

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie need.

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