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Healthy nuts and more from the Philippines.
Have you heard of Pili Nuts? I’ve been sent a few samples of Mount Mayon Pili Nuts to try (it’s a hard life) and am really enjoying these healthy and delicious snacks.
Pili nuts are rich and buttery – grown in the Philippines in volcanic soil which makes results in a snack that is high in protein, calcium and potassium. They contain the highest source of magnesium of nearly any nut and all eight essential amino acids. Nearly half the fat in pili nuts comes from beneficial, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. The nuts are 100% gluten-free, cholesterol-free and trans-fats free. They also have the lowest net carbs of any nut and are rich in Omega 9 oils. They provide a high source of vitamin E and fibre. And, best of all, they taste delicious.
Mount Mayon is a sacred and active volcano in Albay, Bicol Region on Luzon in the Philippines. It’s a popular tourist spot because of its ‘perfect cone’. And it’s also home to the award-winning Mount Mayon Pili Nuts. The secret to their success is a special seventeen step process which includes sprouting the nuts in pure spring water and using a special SloDry™method. This helps to preserve the delicate, healthy oils and powerful proteins together with maintaining the flavour profile of these unique nuts. Their nuts are grown without chemicals and are certified as pesticide-free.
I’m getting addicted rather too quickly to the Ecuadorian Cacao Pili Nuts which come coated with cacao and coconut flower sugar. They are the perfect treat when you have a chocolate craving but want a healthier option. I’ve discovered that they won a three-star great taste award in 2018, a Golden Fork Award for Best Imported Food at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards 2018 and were crowned Supreme Champion at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards 2018. I always knew I had great taste!
I’ve also been trying the Chiang Mai Chilli Lime nuts which are hot spiced with chilli, lemongrass and lime and which would make a delicious pre-dinner snack.
I’ve got a couple more packets to open – Kyoto Matcha (awarded 3 Stars at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards 2019, ) which sounds intriguing -pili nuts dusted with finest matcha tea from Central Japan, and Kerala Coconut Curry nuts which I’m going to open when I have a curry night as I think they will make the perfect way to start the meal.
Mount Mayon Pili Nuts are certified non-GM), Halal, Kosher and Vegan.
If you’d like to try for yourself, do check the list of stockists.
And, Mount Mayon has offered us a hamper of their goodies together with a bottle of Saffron Grange sparkling English Wine. Prize Value £170.00
To enter, all you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter through as normal, remembering to answer the mandatory question by letting me know in the comments below where Mount Mayon pili nuts come from and what flavour you most like the sound of.