What are pili nuts?
Pili nuts are grown on a tree nut native to Southeast Asia. They have a soft outer fruit, hard shell, and a nut on the inside. They are the highest fat whole food on earth, lending to their rich, mildly crunchy texture and make for an extraordinary addition to any whole foods diet.
How do you pronounce "pili?"
Although it looks like pill-e, pili nuts are actually pronounced “peel-y.”
Are Pili Hunters' pili nuts wild?
Yes! Unlike commercially produced nuts, our pili nuts grow wild in the rich volcanic soils of the Filipino rain forest, without any destruction of the natural environment or strains on the local water supply. Our pili nuts are hand-harvested by local villagers who gather them by climbing up tall pili nut trees (called canarium ovatum) and shaking down the ripe pili fruit to the forest floor.
Are Pili Hunters' pili nuts organic?
They’re better than organic! Our pili nuts are hand-harvested from the wild from healthy Filipino rain forests with no need for organic fertilizers or pesticides of any kind. No chemicals come into contact with Pili Hunters' delicious wild sprouted pili nuts.
Is the cacao in Pili Hunters' products raw?
Yes! Cacao is an emerging crop in the Philippines, and we are proud to contribute to the country’s economy by encouraging growth within this industry. All of our cacao is locally sourced from organic farms near our processing facility.
Why are Pili Hunters' pili nuts so expensive?
Pili nuts are more expensive than commercially grown nuts because it takes a lot of time, money, and energy to get them into consumers' hands. One pili fruit produces just one pili nut. To obtain that fruit, workers have to first climb way up into the pili tree and shake down the fruit to the forest floor. This is dangerous and laborious work. After that, the pili fruits are soaked, dried in the sun, and hand-broken using traditional methods with machetes; it is very time consuming. Here at Pili Hunters we are committed to supporting these communities that work hard to produce our nuts. We will never undercut these hard workers' pay to produce a cheaper product.
What are the health benefits of pili nuts?
Pili nuts are extremely healthy! They are loaded with magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese and zinc. Pili Hunters pili nuts are always sprouted to make these nutrients more accessible by your body.
Are pili nuts good for the Keto diet?
Absolutely! Pili nuts are a favorite health snack for those following the ketogenic diet because the nut is a complete protein and it contains the highest fat and lowest carbohydrate content of any nut. In fact, at 93% fat content, pili nuts have the highest fat content of any whole food on the planet! Additionally, pili nuts are packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, copper, calcium, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, and vitamin E. We proudly offer a discount to our medical Keto customers.
I’ve never heard of pili nuts. Do you offer samples?
Pili nuts are the Earth’s perfect nut! If you haven’t tried them, we highly suggest you do so! We offer an awesome “Trial Pack,” a small bag that includes free shipping on your first order, on the Shop page of our website for those who have never tried them. We are a small, growing company, and we greatly appreciate your support!
Where can I buy pili nuts?
I got an email that my shipment was delivered but it wasn’t. Hey, where are my nuts?
First of all, thank you for your order! Second, often packages are checked in by the delivery driver but then not delivered that same day. We kindly ask that you give it another day and then reach out to us if your order has still not arrived. We'd be happy to look into it for you.