This Nut, Called Pili Nut

@SIMPLYD (82837)
Philippines
October 23, 2017 5:16am CST
The pili nut, is the most versatile nut of our province, the Bicol Region of the Philippines. As you can see in the picture, the shell is covered with flesh when you unpeel the black covering. But you can eat the flesh after it is boiled thus can easily be peeled. You just get the cooked flesh which becomes so soft and fibrous You dip it to your choice of sugar, fish sauce with chopped spicy chili and drops of lemon or soy sauce. So nutritious and delicious! The shell would be later washed and dried. Once dried, it can be chopped and you get the nut inside. You can eat the nut with the peel or without the peel. It is delicious that way, but more delicious when made into candies. The candied nuts are the most popular as a gift from those who visit our province. The shell of the nut can be made into a colorful attachment for a keychain. Or it can be also used as a tool for fire for those who use the stone cooking range. It’s just one of the delicacies of our province. Actually, for each region here in the Philippines they have a different delicacy. Do you also have a delicacy from your place? What is it called? Note: The picture of the pili nut from it being raw to cooked
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
23 Oct
You have explained about pili nut in detail.Thanks for sharing.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
23 Oct
I have too, so that the readers can understand and see for themselves how it looks that's why the pictures are labeled as to what they are. What about in your place, do you have a food specialty or delicacy?
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@hereandthere (32754)
• Philippines
23 Oct
i love how you showed pictures of each stages with labels. well done!
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
23 Oct
Thank you. I have to do it that way, so the readers can understand each stage of the raw and cooked pili nut. So, in your province, what's the delicacy?
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@m_audrey6788 (15035)
• Philippines
23 Oct
I love Pili nuts! especially when it`s deep fried with caramel
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
i suppose you have eaten one and that you have Filipino friends who brought it for you whenever they come from the Phiippines?
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• Philippines
24 Oct
@SIMPLYD My mom love that so much!
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
@m_audrey6788 So you mean you have Filipino blood by your mother ?
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@shubhu3 (17917)
• New Delhi, India
23 Oct
It's cute and unique.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Thank you. And the candies made from it are so delicious. Even the nut from the chopped raw pili nut is delicious. A sampple is in the picture artached by @AkoPinay .
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@shubhu3 (17917)
• New Delhi, India
24 Oct
@SIMPLYD Wow! That's seriously amazing. Would love to eat it.
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@AkoPinay (10099)
• Philippines
23 Oct
I like the fresh "bulaga"
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Yes, me too. I forgot mention that we an just chop the raw pili nut and eat the nut inside the shell. So delicious since it's creamy.
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@ptrikha_2 (10155)
• India
23 Oct
Greatly explained- I will surely try to taste it one day!
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
I am sure you will like the different kinds of sweet delicacy from the pili nut. Though the cooked flesh of it isn't for everyone's liking. Some may find the taste as other said like varnish which is not for us, lovers of it. he he
@LadyDuck (175661)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
I know that this tree is mostly used as an ornamental tree and only the Philippines produces and processes pili nuts commercially. Something typically Swiss? Lekerlis biscuits with hazelnuts, those are particularly popular for the Christmas season.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Yes, it is indeed only in the Philippines, particularly in the Bicol Region, that is why is so popular as one of the nice " pasalubong" or a gift from someone who comes from a place he visits or where he lives. Wow, biscuit with hazelnuts. It must be so delicious because I love eating the hazelnut in one of the variants of the CadburY chocolates.
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@LadyDuck (175661)
• Switzerland
24 Oct
@SIMPLYD We have plenty of hazelnut trees here in Switzerland. I buy Lindt dark chocolate with hazelnuts.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
25 Oct
@LadyDuck It means that the trademark food or delicacy of your country, the hazelnuts.
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
24 Oct
This is a favorite of mine!
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Really! Why, is your province, Bicol also? Have you eaten the boiled pili nut? How do you find the taste?
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@allen0187 (33851)
• Philippines
25 Oct
@SIMPLYD no but I have friends and family who go there and bring pili nuts back home. Never had it boiled.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
25 Oct
@allen0187 I think you will not like the boiled flesh.
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@ilocosboy (37040)
• Philippines
23 Oct
Oh its been a long time I have not eaten pili nut again. Maybe someone to share me the nut. Can you please, he he. this one is what we call tinungbo, a rice delicacy in bamboo
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Actually, there are pilinuts in its sweetened form is already in the stores in Manila as well as in airports as pasalubong. Come to Bicol so you can. taste it , along with the Bicol express. I haven't tasted that tungbo. What I have tasted and miss is "tupig" the one being sold by vendors when we pass by Cabanatuan.
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@ilocosboy (37040)
• Philippines
24 Oct
does it look like this....
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
25 Oct
@ilocosboy Oh yes, that's it-tupig! Yummy! I miss that.
• China
6 Nov
It is great your region boasts this specialty.Out of curiosity,I search Pili Nut online,it actually has so much nutritional value.
Pili Nuts, Philippines’ one most valuable export commodity; a healthy & nutritious nut that can be at par with cashew, almond, brazil & macadamia nuts.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
7 Nov
This is what is nice with the internet. We can always research online for us to know more about a thing. Indeed, this nut is so nutritious and at par with those nuts too. I think all nuts are nutritious. Don't you think so too?
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• China
8 Nov
@SIMPLYD I think so too.Here the common nuts are walnut,chestnut as well as cashew nut from south China.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
8 Nov
@changjiangzhibin89 We don't have walnuts and chestnuts here. Chestnuts are imported. We only have that during Christmas season.
@ridingbet (59325)
• Philippines
27 Oct
i have tasted the candy pili nuts.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
27 Oct
Did you like them? What variety of the candies have you tasted? the one with caramelized sugar ? What about the salted one?
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@ridingbet (59325)
• Philippines
28 Oct
@SIMPLYD the caramelized. i like that. i cannot take too much salted candies.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
28 Oct
@ridingbet It's actually what i like too.
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@youless (93494)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Oct
I haven't seen such nuts here. I am curious to try it. I hope we will import some to our country
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Tourists from China when they come to Bicol Region , really buys these pili nut delicacies which are those in packs in the right bottom picture. Well, if China will want to have it imported , it can surely be.
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@youless (93494)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Oct
@SIMPLYD At least I like to try this new nut.
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@jstory07 (69745)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Oct
The pili nut looks really good.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Yes, it is. The nut itself is cery creamy when eaten straight from chopping the raw pili nut and getting the nut from the shelf. How much more when it is caramelized or made into swet delicacies like those in packs in the picture.
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@jstory07 (69745)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Oct
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
23 Oct
You did a wonderful job explaining the pili nut. What am amazing legume!
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Thank you. Maybe you can find some of the caramelized pilinuts or the different ways it is.made into a delicacy in some of the Filipino stores in the US. If only, t can be sent there through courier. It's not allowed though.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
27 Oct
@SIMPLYD I will keep my eyes open for a Filipino store. Thanks!
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@YrNemo (14703)
23 Oct
That nut is incredible, the way almost everything from it could be used somehow.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Yes. Just completely useful as the coconut.
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@YrNemo (14703)
24 Oct
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
23 Oct
I remember my father was crazy about nuts including pili nuts.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
24 Oct
My father too loves all nuts, pili nuts, kasoy, peanuts and pistachios. So, i suppose you have tasted a pili nut as a pasalubong? The mazapan de pili is so delicious!
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
30 Oct
@SIMPLYD Most probably. I just couldn't remember.
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@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
1 Nov
Oh yeah! Pili Nut! This and kasoy is quite expensive. If my mind serves me right. :)
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
2 Nov
Kasoy is so much more expensive @wiLLLmah. PM me when you go back to the Philippines.
@antonbunot (9622)
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Oct
When I was studying in the seminary some of us who are artistic painted pili nuts shells and gave them to friends as gifts. Bahay kubo was our usual subject. Some of us painted taal and mayon.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
2 Nov
Yes, these pili nut shells are painted artistically and made as an adornment for a keychain.
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@rubyriaz007 (4292)
• India
26 Oct
I am knowing about this nut for the first time. I have never heard about or have seen this nut before....
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Yes, that's because it's only indigenous here in the Philippines, here in the Bicol Region in particular.
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
24 Oct
Sounds quite interesting.
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@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
25 Oct
Yes, it is indeed. But I assure you if you will be able to taste any of its by-products that you will say they are so delicious.