In our October Lifebox you’ll find the incredible Raw & Wild who are masters of the nutritionally packed and delicious Pili Nut.
Raw & Wild wild harvest their nuts from Pili trees in the Bicol region in the Philippines.
Known as the ‘stress loving trees‘ due to their resilience to extreme weather conditions, Pili trees often have an abundance of fruits after typhoons and so are perfectly suited to this tropical, rainy region.
Similarly to a coconut, Pili fruits are dried in the sun before they are shelled! They are one tough nut to crack, so Raw & Wild employ the most skilled shell experts who use Bicolano machetes over a wooden board to break through their tough exterior. These experts are masters in precision, controlled strength and speed – a real art form!
Once shelled, Raw & Wild pre-sprout and rehydrate their Pili Nuts to preseve all the vital enzymes, minerals and nutrients. The activation process breaks down complex starch, neutralises the phytic acid found in all nuts and seeds and ignites the ‘life force‘ of the nut.
Are Pili nuts nutritious?
Pili nuts have an impressive nutritional profile. They contain the highest amount of Vitamin E than any other nut, are very high in magnesium and Omega 9.
They are also the highest balanced fat whole food making them the perfect paleo snack that will keep you satiated all afternoon long.
On top of all that, they’re:
Low in Carbohydrates
Good for Your Skin and Hair
Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-Gmo
High in Omega-9
Here at Lifebox, we’re a huge fan of Raw & Wild and their amazing range.
For more info on their range, visit their website here