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Pili Nut - one of a kind!

The virtually unknown pili nut grows naturally on volcanic soil in the Philippines and extracts many valuable nutrients from it


The Pili nut grows on sometimes 100 year old Pili trees, 100% wild on volcanic soil in the Philippines. Rain-fed, without pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Extracting valuable nutrients from the soil. 

Unique worldwide! Only from the Philippines.

Discover the Pili nut, only from the Philippines. Only from Red Rhino! In cooperation with www.pilipinuts.com.

The pili nut, also called balsam fruit, comes from the Canarium ovatum tree, which can grow up to 30 meters high and is originally from the Philippines.
The pili nut tree is strong, resistant to hurricanes that often cause major damage in the Philippines. But in stormy weather the tree bears even more fruit. Because the nuts are rich in nutrients and healthy ingredients such as saturated, organic palmitic acid, they are becoming increasingly popular.
The versatile pili tree (Canarium ovatum) is an evergreen tree up to 30 meters high, originates from the Philippines and bears edible fruits called Kedongdong.
The hard nut kernel is located in the triangular nut shell and is used as fuel, for making charcoal or for decoration. The smoke released during combustion repels mosquitoes. The nut itself can be eaten with or without the paper-thin shell, which can be removed by soaking it in hot water.

Vitamins, minerals and nutrients


Per 100g Pili nut, dried.

Energy: 719 kcal (3008 kJ)
Water: 2,8 g
Protein: 10,8 g
Fat: 79,6 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
of which Sugars: 0,9 g


Vitamin A: 41 UI
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 0,9 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0,1 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0,5 mg
Vitamin B6: 0,1 mg
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid): 60 µg
Vitamin C: 0,6 mg


Calcium: 145 mg
Iron: 3,5 mg
Magnesium: 302 mg
Phosphorus: 575 mg
Potassium: 507 mg
Sodium: 3 mg
Zinc: 3 mg


Basic Report: 12145, Nuts, pilinuts, dried (USDA). All statements without warranty. This nutritional information is subject to natural fluctuations.
Pili nuts are ideal for low-carb diets because they are low in carbohydrates. They are rich in vitamin B1 and magnesium and are natural sources of nutrients. Lactose and gluten free, they provide essential fatty acids, are vegan and free of preservatives. Pili nuts are free from contaminants, genetic engineering and chemicals.

Fresh pili nuts have a delicate, mild flavor with a creamy consistency. Raw pili nuts are reminiscent of young hazelnuts, roasted they taste nutty, milder than almonds, with a fat content of 70-80%. The nut oil obtained is sweet like high-quality olive oil. Versatile in the kitchen, for example roasted with honey for desserts or ground in cakes, ice cream and chocolate. There are no limits to your culinary imagination. For more information on the Pili nut processing, go to www.pilipinuts.com

Opening pili nuts can be a challenge because they are among the hardest nuts. In the Philippines, local knives, so-called bolos, or even machetes are used to crack the hard shell. Red Rhino Pili-Nuts sells pili nuts with a small notch on the outside that makes them easy to open with the included cracker.

We bring you the pili nut, which is becoming increasingly popular!

The pili nut is rich in proteins and fats and is an excellent source of energy with 719 kilocalories. Their energy content even surpasses macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts and walnuts. In addition to fiber and protein, it contains iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins A, B and C. It is important to note that pili nuts are high in saturated fatty acids.
We bring you the pili nut, which is becoming increasingly popular!

Go crack!

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We reap what we sow

Red Rhino is building a network that protects local birds and supports the development and expansion of native pili trees in the Philippines. Our goal is not only to create long-term trade relationships, but also to strengthen the local environment, nature and the economy. Red Rhino once again recognizes its special responsibility for a reciprocal and sustainable world. For more information on Pili nuts go to www.pilipinuts.com.

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