I first heard about pili nuts a couple of years ago. These nuts hail from the Philippines and are particularly sought after by people following a low-carb or keto diet, due to its high content of fat and low content of carbohydrate. They’re pretty hard to come by, especially in Australia. Luckily for me, a teammate recently went to the Philippines and brought me a bag of plain roasted ones (she knows me well).
The nuts look like giant almond slivers and have a soft, buttery and crumbly texture. They are very mild in flavour so you might want to shake some sea salt on them before trying them.
The table below shows nutrition information for most nuts (raw, from the Australian food nutrient database) and pili nuts (dry roasted, from the package and dried, from the USDA database).
|Food Name||Energy, with dietary fibre (kJ)
|Total fat (g)
|Total sugars (g)
|Dietary fibre (g)|
|Pili nuts||Package: 3068|
Not on the table, but pili nuts do seem to contain a decent amount of calcium and monounsaturated fats (compared to other nuts). If you have easy access to plain, dry roasted pili nuts, give them a go, they might be your cup of tea.
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