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
Much like a coconut the pili nut shells are left to dry in the sun before being shelled.
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?
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
Good for Your Skin and Hair
Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-Gmo
High in Omega-9
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.