What are Pili Nuts?
Pili nuts, pronounced at “peel-ey,” are a nutritional powerhouse in their own right. Although not as popular and easy to get like almonds, walnuts, and cashews in the West, it doesn’t mean you should not take notice of it. This food is a well-known source of protein, minerals, and quality fats that the body needs to sustain energy, improve heart health, support the immune system, and maintain gut function.
This nut is native to Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines. However, it can also be found in Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. The nut comes from the evergreen tree or Canarium Ovatum which is part of the same family as myrrh and frankincense. The majority of the tree parts are edible including the fruit pulp. The young shoots can also be eaten.