Sprouted Pili Nut Butter by Hunter Gatherer Foods - 1 oz pack
$3.99

Hunter Gatherer Foods

Sprouted Pili Nut Butter by Hunter Gatherer Foods - 1 oz pack

There's a time and a place for dense, nutritious, and naturally high-calorie foods. There's a time for a delicious and decadent nut butter like this pack of silky smooth sprouted pili nuts from Hunter Gatherer foods. That time is . . . now! And it's tomorrow when you wake up in the morning and want to start the day with rich nutrition instead of packaged carbs. And it's for when you want to engage your senses and fuel your body, whether before or after a workout, while traveling, or on a backpacking trip. The flavor is incredibly buttery, with just a hint of coconut manna to add MCTs and a bit of sea salt for extra intrigue.  ~

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Pili nuts are buttery-beyond buttery. They are voluptuous yet virtuous. Smooth and silky and satisfying. Even the alliterations are falling short. Suffice it to say that there’s a new nut butter in town, and it will redefine what you thought was possible for your mouth to experience.

Okay, I’ve gotten your attention. But there’s more. Not only are pili nuts miraculous to eat, they’re also amazingly nourishing and beautifying. They contain high levels of heart healthy omegas, all 8 essential amino acids and a treasure chest of bio-available vitamins and minerals, including more magnesium and vitamin E (the skin vitamin) than any other nut. Volcanic pilis are also rich in sulphur, known as the beauty mineral, and essential for building collagen. Pilis are so nutrient dense, they should rightfully be called a supernut (like a superfood or superfruit).

So pilis are ecstatic to eat, and will do wonderful things for your body. Is there a catch? Well, there used to be a catch. Pilis used to be only sold raw, in the skin. Difficult to peel and lacking the great flavor and nutrition that comes from sprouting, they were not always worth it.

This Pili Nut Butter starts with completely skinless, pre-sprouted, low-temp dehydrated pili nuts. They taste impossibly good, but once ground into a butter with coconut manna and Himalayan sea salt, it's time to celebrate and fuel your body. 

I predict that in the next few years, we’ll be seeing a lot more pili nuts (many of inferior quality) enter the American market, similar to how goji berries and chia seeds went from fringe to mainstream in the span of a few years. But for now, enjoy this rare treat, share it with your friends, and know that you’re on the bleeding edge of nutrition. These pili nuts have a remarkable story. Here goes…. 

Where does the pili nut come from?

Harvested from tall, evergreen trees native to the Philippines known as pili trees (Canarium Ovatum), the delicate kernel is encased in a hard shell a fleshy and fibrous outer skin.

This precious nut appears to have an extended history as a food item, yet unfortunately, most of it remains undocumented. While it continued to be a mere garden plant for many generations, and was scantily cultivated, modern awareness of its health benefits coupled with its unique, nutty flavor and rich, oily texture have eventually led to the successful commercial cultivation of the pili nut. 

What are the health benefits of consuming pili nuts?

Pili nuts provide significant amounts of essential fats, complete protein, vital electrolytes, such as sodium, magnesium, and potassium, as well as calcium and phosphorus, which are crucial to the formation and maintenance of bone tissue. Healthy fats support a healthy heart, lower blood cholesterol and help eliminate plaque that builds inside arteries. These pilis are sprouted before ground into butter, which makes them extra-nutritious.

 About Hunter Gatherer Foods:

While kite surfing in the Philippines, Jason Thomas - outdoor endurance athlete and founder of Pili Hunters - tried the delicious pili nut for the first time. He was so blown away by the rainforest-grown pili nut's rich, buttery flavor that he started sharing it with everyone he knew back home. Jason's mission became apparent: to introduce U.S. consumers to the nutritious, delicious, and sustainable Filipino pili nut.

Jason forged a strong relationship with the locals, and they combined Jason’s love for the pili nut’s buttery flavor with his lifelong passion for nutrition. Shortly after, Jason started Pili Hunters, a company catering to outdoor endurance athletes, because the pili nut's extremely high oil content makes them a great energy source for long distance events. In addition to powering outdoor endurance athletes, pili nuts have become a favorite healthy snack of individuals following the ketogenic diet (i.e., keto diet) because of the nut's high fat to low carbohydrate ratio.

From selling his first batch of pili nuts out of the back of his pickup truck to now offering an entire pili nut product line both online and in select retailers, Jason’s spirit of adventure is front and center in everything Pili Hunters does. We hope you enjoy the pili nut as much as we do - and that you join Jason on his mission to share this delicious and nutritious nut with the world! 

But wait, there's more: by supporting the quality of life of farmers and those that work for them they are making the world just a bit better with every buy, every new source, every new customer. And that's pretty cool.

What ingredients do we add to our Pili Nut Butter?
Coconut manna (also known as coconut butter) adds some lovely taste and MCTs to the Pili Nut Butter. We also use small amounts of sea salt, from the Himalayan regions of Pakistan. We are happy to use unprocessed salt in our products. Finally, pure, simple extra virgin coconut oil is the finishing touch to each batch of silky smooth nut butter.