Raw and Wild Pili nut Review
What are Pili nuts?
Pili nuts come from the Philippines. They grow in volcanic soil and are nourished by organic minerals and abundant rainfall. Similar to coconuts, the pili nuts are left out to dry in the sun and they are then shelled and prepared for us to eat.
Pili nuts are vegan, gluten free, raw and non GMO
Health benefits of Pili nuts
• Vitamin E = balances hormones
• Magnesium = great for muscle health
• Manganese = controls sugar levels
• Thiamine = maintains metabolism
• Phosphorus = cell repair
• Copper = increases energy
Why are the nuts activated?
We are always told to soak our nuts but how many of us really do? Luckily for us, Raw and Wild have already done that process for us! The pili nuts are soaked for 8-24 hours and they are then dehydrated until they are dry and crispy (and yummy!)
• This process neutralises phytic acid. Phytic acid stops us from being able to fully absorb minerals.
• It deactivates enzyme inhibitors, this is great as some nuts can give us bloating or discomfort. You know me and that EVERYTHING bloats me haha but thankfully I am completely fine with pili nuts 🙂
• This process removes the bitter after taste that nuts sometimes have.
To me, pili nuts taste similar to cashew nuts but BETTER! They are now actually my favourite nut ever, I cannot get enough! They are smooth and crunchy with just the right amount of bite to them! The nuts are chopped quite small but this is perfect for me!
Pili nuts are silky smooth, for me I would say they are a cross between a cashew nut and a peanut! I think they would be awesome for making raw desserts or vegan cheese! I use mine to top currys and they give a nice crunch to the meal!
I have only tried the sea salt flavour and the original so far, but both are absolutely amazing. I think I may be slightly addicted to the sea salt flavour! (Pink packaging too haha)
• Chocolate and coconut
• Turmeric and Ginger
• Sea salt
I defo need to try the other flavours ASAP!
Where to buy
• Holland and Barrett
£1.99 for a 22g snack bag
£5.99 for 70g bag
I cannot get enough of these tasty nuts!
I love supporting smaller companies and I love it even more when the product is actually good for my health! I would really recommend the sea salt flavour if you are into salted nuts! The macros are great and the taste is just spot on! No nasty bloating either which is the main advantage for me!
I will be stocking up and I hope to try the other flavours soon! If the price was slightly cheaper, I would buy more often, however nuts aren’t ever the cheapest food anyway, and compared to competitors, I believe these are very fairly priced!
I am crossing my fingers that Raw and Wild decide to make a pili nut butter, how bloody epic would that be!
Be sure to check out the website for yummy recipe ideas!
Let me know if you try!