07 Nov2004

The pili tree (Canarium ovatum Engl.) is indigenous to the Philippine archipelago and grows primarily in the bicol region. It is an extremely hardy tree and its fruit is somewhat jurassic in appearance. pili fruit The fruit (often called a nut but is technically a drupe, according to Doreen Fernandez in Fruits of the Philippines) is about 5-6 centimeters long and has a think black skin when ripe. Under the skin is a fibrous (hairy!)greenish pulp. The very hard pointed shell houses the oily and yummy nut within. It is the nut within that most Filipinos think of when you say Pili Nut.

According to Alan Davidson, pili nuts possess the highest fat content of all nuts in the world (even more fat than the macadamia!), Pili has the flavor of pumpkin seed when raw but is even more delicious when roasted. Some think the nut has a texture and flavor that surpasses the more common almond. Pili trees generally grow wild rather than in organized plantations so the supply of nuts is limited and erratic. Fruits are at their peak around July through September, assuming some huge typhoon hasn’t blown them all off the trees. The fruits spoil relatively quickly due to the high-fat content, so that explains why they are rapidly preserved with salt or tons of sugar.

Finding fresh pili fruit in Manila is truly a needle in a haystack proposition unless you have a tree growing in your neighborhood. pili nut Yesterday at the market I was thrilled to find a small basket of fresh pili and I eagerly picked some out so I could write about them here. The fresh nuts were just P1 each though they were not the finest quality… If you find fresh and ripe nuts, Bicolanos like to boil the fruit briefly, carefully peel the thin black skin, then dip the hairy pulp in fish sauce (guinamos) or patis and eat this straight away. It is an acquired taste, I kid you not, but delicious if you have acquired the taste. And few foods would be more native than pili prepared this way.

At the Bicol fair at Mega Mall in mid-October, I picked up fresh kernels and nuts within for just P35 for a 1/2 kilo (middle photo above) and I also purchased three types of pili snacks – sugar coated, caramel coated and salted. pili snacks All were very fresh and delicious. Little packets of the snacks were P20, a tad on the pricey side but if you ever had to crack open a nut, extract a whole kernel inside, then preserve and sell it before it spoils, you would charge that much too.



  1. selina says:

    the meat is yummy boiled and dipped in pangasinan patis.
    purple one. and yes, the nut is yummier than an almond.

    Jun 30, 2005 | 11:38 pm


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  3. C. T. Baylock says:

    Intersted in ordering Pili nuts in shell. Please email soon with information.

    Dec 25, 2005 | 9:27 am

  4. Marketman says:

    I don’t sell nuts nor know of anyone who does so in bulk.

    Dec 25, 2005 | 8:38 pm

  5. c.t. baylock says:

    does anyone sell or distribute pili nuts in the USA?

    Jan 3, 2006 | 11:17 pm

  6. Marketman says:

    To my best knowledge, there are no fresh pili nuts available in the U.S. for sale.

    Jan 4, 2006 | 10:14 pm

  7. Neil-Paul says:


    I am from Bicol and I’ve been considering and finding ways on how to bring the Pili nut to the US. There are some recipes
    there that could become nice product to sell here in the US.
    I’m in California by the way. My kins in Bicol region (Albay, Philippines) have plantations of Pili. I would like to work with somebody who may be able to suggest on how to
    import that to US. Or even if you’re just interested for a few of them I could possibly find out a way to bring cooked Pili from Philippines. I think fresh ones in shell will still need to go through Customs so that’s a little hard to do. But Candied pili nuts will be easier.

    Apr 21, 2006 | 7:28 am

  8. Mon says:

    I am looking for Torron/Pastillas/Marzipan Pili Nut recipes. Kindly send as many as there can be. Thank you.

    May 19, 2006 | 1:38 pm

  9. luyates@optonline.net says:

    How much will you be selling candied pili nuts here in the US. I would like to know the wholesale price or distributor’s price.

    May 24, 2006 | 8:12 am

  10. Marketman says:

    I don’t sell anything and I am not aware of the prices in the U.S. if they are available at all…

    May 24, 2006 | 11:51 am

  11. annie says:

    I am from Samar and we are having a Pili production in different barangays here in our town (Allen).As part of our Extension Service in school we Organize Pilinut Vendors/Processors. In fact, we conduct trainings/seminars on Packaging and Labelling, Current Goods Manufacturing Practices. Though they improved the packaging/labelling of their products, still they’re yearning for more income. In fairness, the quality of their product is good enough. The only problem is the marketing for their product. By sharing this online, I hope i could get any insights from readers.

    Jul 3, 2006 | 1:47 pm

  12. ron asher says:

    I just purchased a handful of pili nuts for $5 at a local heath food store in virginia beach, va usa. they are quite good but they cost more than almonds. this is the first time i have found them available.

    Aug 9, 2006 | 10:46 pm

  13. freeman Chan says:

    I’m looking for Pili Nut shell alone if possible. Pls advise with thanks!

    Aug 24, 2006 | 2:21 pm

  14. Charito SL. Tuico says:

    I’m from Naga City and Processor of pilinut candy. Look for buyers.

    Oct 9, 2006 | 11:25 am

  15. julian says:

    im from bicol naga city im very fun of eating pili its very delicious.you can buy it in bicol.tnx

    Jan 4, 2007 | 9:25 am

  16. Joy says:

    haha that’s one cool fruit! =P wonder what it tastes like? hehe. thanks MM.

    Mar 1, 2007 | 8:11 pm

  17. cris says:

    Pili is the greatest, so much better than almonds. I wonder if anyone has info on the nutritional value and health benefits of pili. Just got a couple of bars of pili marsipan from the Philippines and they’re just as I remembered them, not too sweet, smooth textured and with a mild nutty flavor. I just want to know if something this good could actually be healthy as well.

    Mar 9, 2007 | 4:18 am

  18. Alex says:

    Check this page out for some amazing chocolate coated pili nuts.


    Mar 30, 2007 | 3:47 am

  19. Teresa Fernando says:

    Please assist me of where to order pili nuts fruits with shell in it. I’m from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Thank you so much.

    Teresa Fernando

    Apr 23, 2007 | 11:39 am

  20. juntibi says:

    I’ve read the comments below and I am interested with persons involved in the Pili industry. Neil-Paul, who also left a comment above mentioned that they have a plantation. Hope you may contact me for this. I am engaged in PIli business, particularly that delicious yummy pulp. To all interested (including MARKETMAN!!!), kindly e-mail me at juntibi@gmail.com. I am very interested to meet (and hopefully engage in a wonderful business) with you.
    ps. Pili is really great. It can really go ahead of almonds and macademias!!!

    May 12, 2007 | 12:08 pm

  21. Delia says:

    Hi guys! Im from Samar and my in-laws have pili plantation. Looking for interested buyers.Just e-mail me anytime.

    Jul 24, 2007 | 11:10 am

  22. sunday says:

    This pili nuts really taste good.
    Just wondering if this pili tree will grow here in Canada.

    Jul 27, 2007 | 8:51 pm

  23. Marketman says:

    sunday, no, I doubt if pili would grow in Canada, unless you have a REALLY large temperature and humidity controlled greenhouse…

    Jul 28, 2007 | 8:13 am

  24. Gracelyn G. Gayanes says:

    Hi, i’m Grace from Sorsogon. I am looking for an interested buyer of Pili Nut. You can contact me thru my mobile number +639189083762, or email me at ningay_g@yahoo.com.ph.

    Aug 1, 2007 | 8:13 am

  25. brenda says:

    We call it “nilanta” in Sorsogon. I believe not all varieties of pili meat could be eaten. And we dont boil them, just put them on a bowl with very hot water and after about 10mins, they’re all soft and ready to eat! Excellent with guinamos (but better with bagoong from Pangasinan, with fried fish and steaming rice. Gosh, I’m salivating!

    I remember on of my aunt who’s got perfect teeth and she could crack a small pili shell with her teeth!

    Aug 4, 2007 | 5:48 am

  26. jaciel orandain says:

    Boiled or “nilanta” pili is tops with “padas” or fish sauce.Before I would normally peel off the black cover before eating eat,now I can eat it all together.I come from Virac Catanduanes and we have some pili trees with different size of nuts and the quality of the meat.Some are fleshy and some are not,some takes longer to cook others are quick to soften.If you over boiled it it wont soften anymore thus the time for it to be in hot water is important.I would like that more people would try to eat the meat since it is high on fiber,the only problem is its availability in Manila.

    Aug 7, 2007 | 12:26 pm

  27. Inn Avenir - Kelly says:

    Hello, my husband and I are interested in importing Sorsogon based Pili Nut prepackaged products. The product labelling and nut product processing would need to satisfy Australian Quarantine and Customs laws before hand. If anybody has had previous expereince with this matter I would greatly appreciate their input. We may also be intersested in other Sorsogon based products as well. We are price concious and we will have a local person/buyer to purchase these products for us on our behalf, so we will not be getting ripped off by unscrupulous people.

    Sep 9, 2007 | 1:28 pm

  28. Marketman says:

    Inn Avenir – Kelly, I suspect the strict requirements to clear Australian food laws are not something to be taken lightly. Good luck finding a supplier that has already cleared those hurdles…

    Sep 9, 2007 | 1:54 pm

  29. sly says:

    interested in importing pili nuts to the U.S. Kindly send proposal..

    Sep 24, 2007 | 4:09 pm

  30. sly says:

    By the way my email is sygayiv@gmail.com. thanks

    Sep 24, 2007 | 4:10 pm

  31. Marketman says:

    sly, I don’t sell anything nor export anything. Isn’t that obvious from the post? Or do I sound like an exporter looking for potential customers???

    Sep 24, 2007 | 4:19 pm

  32. Jesus Huidem says:

    I am in production of PILI. I have right now about 500 grown trees. In a year or two these trees will be producing fruits in commercial quantity. By then I will be looking for bigger consumer or user of the product in shell or the nuts itself.

    Sep 25, 2007 | 9:14 pm

  33. Dennis Dugan says:


    Glad to find this website. I am glad to know that there are many Pili Nut proponents.

    Our foundation has planted over a thousand Pili Nut trees in Palawan and will be expecting full production in a few years ago. Right now, a few trees are already fruiting. In addition to this some farmers are already harvesting their Pili trees planted 8 years ago when we started the community development project.
    Our Pili plantations are continually being expanded along with our rubber plantations.

    Hope to hear from any one who is interested in a tie up for future business.

    Sep 27, 2007 | 2:03 pm

  34. Resel says:

    We are currently looking for the best way to propagate pili. we recently bought a farm land in quezon province and planning to plant pili trees. Anyone who are in to this business and would like to share his knowledge and expertise, kindly email me at reseljaven@yahoo.com Your information will be very much appreciated. Thank you.:)

    Sep 28, 2007 | 4:42 pm

  35. Vi L.. U. says:

    Hi there:

    Can someone respond to me if you are willing to send me a sample of a prepackaged ready to eat pili nuts. Maybe two to five packages with the size of around 6″ x 8″ packaging in a clear plastic bags (resealable if possible or even sealed). I will send you the expenses after I received these samples. Send me the bill. If I find that it has a market I will order some more. E-mail me at “umayam01@gmail.com”. Looking forward to reading from you. Thanks.

    Oct 3, 2007 | 12:15 am

  36. Minda says:

    This message is for Annie from Samar,

    I am interested in marketing raw Pili nuts as a food ingredients to Europe.It must pass according to the European Law Food requirements.The product must be free from pesticides and heavy metals and must be processed according to GMP.

    Kind regards,

    Oct 12, 2007 | 8:36 pm

  37. les says:

    I just love Pili. Was looking for uncooked nuts during a recent visit to Legaspi but had a hard time looking for it. Luckily found some at Satellite Market but at 400 per kilo. Does anyone know where I can buy uncooked, by the kilo, of Pili here in Manila and what the going price is? I don’t usually see it in baking stores.

    Oct 16, 2007 | 11:23 pm

  38. David says:

    Plant It Hawai’i, a wholesale nursery near Hilo, Hawai’i, is now selling two year old seedling pili at reasonable price. I am not aware of anyone growing pili commercially yet in Hawai’i, but fresh pili fruit is sometimes available at the Hilo Farmers Market.

    Nov 6, 2007 | 9:13 am

  39. aivi real says:

    Anyone who can help me with these questions please…

    I want to develop a 1.4has farm in Camarines Sur to pili plantation. It is in the middle of riceland (often called upland but actually a bit elevated compared to surrounding paddies). Is this area ideal to grow pili trees?

    Also, approximately how many kilos of pili kernels (the white part) can be harvested from a tree in a year? How much does 1 kilo of pili kernel sell for?


    Nov 9, 2007 | 2:45 pm

  40. Willi says:

    If you guys want the best Pili Nut candy…Visit Locsin Candy Factory in Albay…Me? I like to dip the Pili meat in the sauce of fermented small fish called “Kuyog”…Yummy!

    Fresh nuts in a shell can be bought in Tabaco City Public Market…By the kilo or by the sack…Happy eating!!!

    Nov 11, 2007 | 3:09 am

  41. R. L. says:

    Pili Nuts is a delicacy. I would suggest People in the Philippines should plan thousands of these trees. It would benefit the future of the country. Strong resistance on typhoon plus the fruit itself is better than almond or macademia nuts. Also people on a tropical area should do the same glorified pili nuts. I wish, I could plan them in Florida, USA

    Nov 20, 2007 | 10:29 am

  42. maya says:

    we will feature one of succesful proprietor of Pili pastries in bicol camarines sur phil in our show “Kami Naman” on January 12’07. In our segment Kayod Pinoy we will you on how she started making pili pastries and they already exporting in some cantries in asia like japan, US and Canada. To watch u may logon at http://www.untvweb.com on Jan 12’07 5am to 7am..It’s live comedy sitcom. pls watch!


    Jan 9, 2008 | 6:34 pm

  43. maya says:

    to be aired on Jan 12, 2008.


    Jan 9, 2008 | 6:38 pm

  44. Jun Sandiego says:

    Why can’t we grow this tree abundantly? Can our growers do it in a farming fashion?

    Jan 19, 2008 | 3:53 am

  45. Amy says:

    My family is from Sorsogon and we are in the business of Pili products. We supply shelled & peeled pili in Naga, Legaspi and Manila by bulk which eventually are cooked, packed and marketed in the locality. Some I believe are marketed to Baguio, Manila and other parts of Southern Luzon area. Pili is comparable to the coconut tree which they say is the tree of life as almost all of its parts and fruits are useful. Same with Pili, you do not just throw the shells after getting the Pili meat, we also sell the shells and i think it’s used for orchid growing and sometimes burned to produce coals. I’m sure there are still a lot more uses to it that I am just not aware of since our business is currently focused on the Pili meat & raw shell. We are also selling roasted Pili but only on a per order basis. If anyone is interested to buy Pili in retail or wholesale quantities, raw or cooked, please email me at amie_espinola@yahoo.com


    Jan 23, 2008 | 10:57 pm

  46. lanie says:

    I am looking for pili nuts suppliers who can supply pili shells. pls email me at mel_z02@yahoo.com.

    thank you…

    Jan 26, 2008 | 7:49 pm


    We are direct supplier of pili nuts and oils…..you can contact us anytime regarding orders…..Here and Abroad….
    telefax 792-7663 , 0915 4157762, 0927 6460126, Look for Jinkee or cheryl….
    We also deal w pili oil


    Mar 1, 2008 | 2:12 pm

  48. Janette Ord Treciokas says:

    I would like to distribute Pili nuts in UK, as a healthy snack. Preferable honey roasted, plain roasted, plain, must be out of shelled and seal packed. Could you please email with details or send any brochures/ pictures or sampless to Janette Treciokas, 64 Elmbank Way, Hanwell, London W7 3DQ.

    Mar 24, 2008 | 5:20 am

  49. Noli says:

    I am from Bikol region and it so nice to know that people all over are really up to the taste of this fantastic fruit.
    More Power to PILI lovers…

    Apr 17, 2008 | 12:56 pm

  50. elmer m. osuyos says:

    i planted pili in my hometown,dao, antique. five years ago. four years after,some showed sign of reproduction by bearing flowers. however, not all of the trees gave me fruits for some are males and cannot bear fruits, they just keep on flowering. on the other hand, some pilis bore fruits and i was amazed. the fruits taste really nice. i propagate pili by burying the seeds in a seed bed but the soil must be sterilized first so that bacteria will not destroy the embryo.now, i’m amazed looking at their purple fruits when ripe but most of all, i enjoy eating it’s flavorful fruits.

    May 23, 2008 | 7:39 pm

  51. Edelyn Asejo Bonto says:

    Hi there! W.E. Bonto Pilinuts is a small stall of pilinut products in Tabaco City (Albay Philippines)

    all interested buyers please contact 09109816041 oe email me at e_bonto@yahoo.com for orders… We offer discount to bulk orders of pilinuts!

    Jun 4, 2008 | 10:52 am

  52. melinda says:

    i am a pili producer here in the philippines, specifically here in bicol. our company is known as leslie pili products, sorsogon city, philippines. we specialize in pili confectioneries (e.g. roasted pili, salted pili, honey-glazed pili, chocolate-coated pili etc.) we also produce pili oil. we can supply pili with shell as well as pili kernels.interested buyers can contact us at the mobile number 09216199887 or email us at melinda_yee2005@yahoo.com., thank you very much

    Jun 6, 2008 | 10:43 pm

  53. Carol says:

    We tasted (and love) pili nuts when we visited our son last december. He lives in Bicol (Sorsogon).
    Can you ship pili nuts to USA? We would enjoy re-stocking!

    Jun 15, 2008 | 8:23 pm

  54. janey belga says:

    can i ask about pili suppliers in bicol region

    Jul 5, 2008 | 3:29 pm

  55. yul delfin says:

    hey guys,

    if you loved pili candies, you’ll love more sweetven’s pili chocolate bars. interested buyers, you may contact me at mobile no.:+639198674556 or ym/email me at dupdos@yahoo.com or dupdos@gmail.com. we would like also to market this new product to US, Canada and Europe.thank you so much…

    Jul 18, 2008 | 3:14 pm

  56. Joeb says:

    hi pili enthusiasts!

    I am from mindanao and I want to plant pili trees in my area, I love pili because my mother is from Tabaco City, she introduced pili to me when I was yet a little boy. I would like to direct this request to those with considerable number of pili trees, how much do you sell the seeds for seedling production? Please contact me thru email joie6100caesar@yahoo.com or u can reach me at this # 09177183337.

    God Bless us all!

    Jul 25, 2008 | 10:07 am

  57. mitch says:

    can you please give me a recipes all about pili?

    Aug 13, 2008 | 1:16 pm

  58. mitch says:

    im a food trade student from Bicol University

    Aug 13, 2008 | 1:19 pm

  59. Koen says:

    I am considering starting a 10 Hectare Pili farm in Samar. This to help out the local population with profits from this venture for schooling and other projects in the area. However I am a bit short on figures to make a proper business case. If anybody could send me more info, contacts, or knows of an exististing functioning farm I would love to hear more.

    My email address is koenrotty@yahoo.co.uk

    Many thanks,


    Aug 23, 2008 | 6:16 pm

  60. Christiansen D. Villanueva says:

    HI,Im Chris V. Were looking for interested buyer of Fresh Pili Nut w/ shell You can contact my Fathers # Engr.Avelino Villanueva landline at 9139472.

    Sep 5, 2008 | 9:55 pm

  61. joan says:

    hello guys,

    im interested buying pili nut candy or maybe nili nut…but im wondering what is cheaper to buy pili and cook it to become candy or buy the candy. im from davao and planning to have a business…..can you help me know how mnuch per kilo or how much per box?

    thank you

    Sep 7, 2008 | 5:37 pm

  62. Christiansen D. Villanueva says:

    hi guys, it’s me again. We’re still looking for an interested buyer of a fresh and pristine Pili Nuts with shell. Whoever wants to inquire, just mail me at: kurizu_villanueva@yahoo.com. I’m looking forward to your mails.

    Thank you

    Sep 19, 2008 | 10:51 pm

  63. Ruel says:


    I’m a pili nuts processor in Naga city and currently looking for a possible supplier of raw pili nuts.

    For interested supplier, you can reach me in my contact #09287241488 and my e-mail address wheltolentino@gmail.com

    Oct 3, 2008 | 6:27 pm

  64. mark says:

    iam looking for the recipies of pili as many as u can & also a business plan pls. help me..

    Oct 13, 2008 | 3:52 pm

  65. jho says:

    hi! i’m looking for pili nut (without shell) suppliers.
    is it possible to export pili nuts to Japan? what are the requirements? pls contact me at 09228170931 or email me at jhodalisay@yahoo.com for details. thanks.

    Dec 14, 2008 | 8:30 pm

  66. kristine says:

    hi. Im a food technology student of UP Diliman.
    Im from Bicol Region and I am considering PILI PULP for my thesis. It’s basically all about shelf-life and transport (especially to other countries)of the fruit especially the pulp.

    i am looking for people who can help me with my study.
    preferably suppliers of the fruit from NAGA CITY.
    all interested are also welcome.
    please email me at ckht03@yahoo.com.

    thanks. :)

    Dec 16, 2008 | 9:29 pm

  67. carmen says:

    I know of someone who business pili nuts, pili candies,and even pili shells. They have been doing the business for years and are known suppliers of said products here in the Philippines. The business houses in Sorsogon,Bicol. To those who are interested to transact business may just email me. i’d be most willing to help. email add: carmen_092391@yahoo.com

    Dec 21, 2008 | 6:19 pm

  68. edelyn asejo bonto says:

    Hi there! W.E. Bonto Pilinuts is a small stall of pilinut products in Tabaco City (Albay Philippines)

    all interested buyers please contact 09205011422 or email me at e_bonto@yahoo.com for orders… We offer discount to bulk orders of pilinuts!

    I would like to clarify that the price of pilinut products depends on the season.. raw pilinuts (no shell)can cost Php 350.00 up to Php 600.00 per kilo during lenten season but somehow in times that the supply is too much it can be as low as Php 150.00. But with those people interested in pulp (pilinut with shell and the black coating) usually it is sold Php 50.00 per 100 pcs or kilo

    Please be advised that some crook people sold with label 100% pure pilinut but it was not really a pili or another case is for some goodies like mazapan de pili wherein they put starch or other things just to deceive buyers. Be careful and look for a real supplier pilinuts and manufacturer of pili products.

    Hope this can help!

    Dec 23, 2008 | 2:38 pm

  69. mien prado jr. says:

    Hi! i’m Mien and am looking someone to help me to put up business like pili product, I loss my job since 2007, and I find interest in this kind of product, can someone help me how it label be done? thanks! you can send me an email at mien3maaaa@yahoo.com

    Jan 20, 2009 | 5:16 pm

  70. mien prado jr. says:

    Jan 20, 2009 | 5:18 pm

  71. mhylan says:

    hi, i’m into Pilinut business, i’m looking for Pilinut buyers here in the philippines. you may contact me at mhymhy_n@yahoo.com

    Jan 30, 2009 | 4:47 pm

  72. kristine says:

    hi…may i know who knows the recipe for pili pulp as vegetable (gulay)? thabks

    Feb 12, 2009 | 5:53 pm

  73. eddie says:

    looking for buyers of bulk pili nuts without the shell here in the philippines.interested parties youcan contact me at eddie1boy@yahoo.com

    Feb 14, 2009 | 6:37 pm

  74. jin says:

    hi… Im asking some help… Im a medical student here in qc phil. my group and I doing some research about pili nuts in pharmacology… and can somebody leave a comment or any informations that can pili nuts have something to do in medical practice… thank you po.. email me at jeane_cutie@yahoo.com

    Feb 17, 2009 | 9:37 pm

  75. Wayne says:

    I want to buy raw pili or candy-made pili. The first batch will be 500 KG. Contact me at wayne_phi@yahoo.com

    Feb 27, 2009 | 9:49 am

  76. seville says:

    Its the most delicious fruit i have ever had in my life!!!!!

    Mar 20, 2009 | 7:39 am

  77. Len C. says:

    Hey these are great snacks nuts. Munching on caramel(?) coated ones right now. Pricey lil buggers tho cost 250P for a jar that holds maybe 2 cups worth. Got to put them away so my wonderful pinay can have some later.

    Mar 25, 2009 | 7:44 am

  78. lj says:

    ..hi.just want to plug our product..pickled coconut shoot with papaya.just send me email if you want to order.contact me in my email address mizzy_less@yahoo.com

    Apr 3, 2009 | 9:03 pm

  79. nemia says:

    looking for pili nut buyers here in the philippines.
    interested buyer pls contact me at ndlfuente@yahoo.com

    Jun 7, 2009 | 8:23 pm

  80. Ronna says:

    i am interested in Pili nut Sprouts. Our local organic nurseries in Hilo are out of them until next year.
    They are by far the best tasting nuts I have ever had. I consider myself a nut expert.

    Jun 19, 2009 | 11:43 am

  81. ogee says:

    We have a fruit orchard in Northern Davao with pili trees and are starting to locally market sugar coated pili nuts after testing and perfecting our recipe. You may email me at ogeed@yahoo.com for orders.

    Jul 8, 2009 | 4:28 pm

  82. OrB says:

    Good that there’s a lot of people here interested in pili nuts. It has great potential and can be one of the Philippines’ unique products (e.g. Hawaii is famous for macadamia nuts). I wonder if people are trying new ways to use pili nuts so one could create a new market for it(e.g. plain roasted pili nuts, pili nuts with different flavors, chocolate covered pili nuts or even pili nut oil or pili nut pesto!).

    Jul 15, 2009 | 6:28 am

  83. willy b. says:

    Hello OrB! You like the pilinuts coated with chocolates? Please visit Legaspi City where chocolate coated pilinuts can be found, specifically at the Airport Cafe and at Locsin Pilinuts. I am sure you will like it very much as many people has!

    Jul 19, 2009 | 11:33 pm

  84. willy b. says:

    By the way these chocolate coated pilinuts are, for the meantime labelled PILINUT DROPS!

    Jul 19, 2009 | 11:35 pm

  85. arlyn says:

    please help me how to peel the fresh pili and the used of its meat. is there any recepi for that. thanks

    Jul 26, 2009 | 8:36 pm

  86. Mercy C. Menes says:

    August 3, 2009


    What stores in Metro Manila do you supply pili nuts? Do you have a contact number? My friend is in Manila and he wanted to see the pili nuts. I did not send him any sample because as you said you have variety of cooked pili nuts. You can text me thru this number 0915 190 5276.



    Aug 3, 2009 | 2:30 pm

  87. angel says:

    looking for buyers of pili nuts with shell and without shell
    specially those exporters and pili nut processesors
    we deliver right into your doorsteps interested parties
    pls contact me at angelxita@yahoo.com

    Aug 17, 2009 | 1:36 pm

  88. tere says:

    is there a store in manila where i could buy chocolate coated pili nuts? need it for a wedding souvenir, ASAP.


    Sep 1, 2009 | 3:32 pm

  89. anemle morcozo says:

    bumibili po ba kayo ng pili? naghahanap po kc ako ng buyer……contact 09097551184

    Sep 3, 2009 | 10:46 am

  90. jeffrey jones says:

    can anyone help me find dennis dugan and his foundation and pili farm in palawan or help me find seeds to plant ?

    Sep 9, 2009 | 11:46 am

  91. Ronald Ervin M. Vilador says:

    i am a student of laguna college of business and arts calamba city. i would like to ask for some details and information of how much will be the cost if we purchase pili nuts from your company or any other related pili nut farm. please indicated the cost per kilo or per sack of unshelled pili nut and its \delivery cost. thank you very much this a great help for the fulfillment of my feasibilty study. here is my contact number and emaiil add 09218764719 ervin_vilador@yahoo.com.ph

    Sep 24, 2009 | 5:22 pm


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