Pili nuts, the coveted products in Bicol whose plants are indigent because of the region’s topographical area that makes this plant abundant.
Let us take a look at Pili’s Characteristic
It is an ordinary plant with extraordinary benefits. According to THealth,
These are good for your health in terms of balancing cholesterol levels and heal inflammation.
What is the History of this plant?
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, in the Philippines, this nut has a scientific name of Canarium Ovatum thatcan reach a height of 20 meters and a single plant can produce up to 32 grams of nuts annually.
Parts of Pili Nut
How can we know that it is indeed a nut when at first glance it is not edible due to its physical appearance?
We have greatly misunderstood this because as they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” for the nut different parts. These are:
A. Pulp – this is also an edible part of the plant but discarded once processed.
B. Shell – the hard part of the nut
C. Testa -the skin-like brown part covering the nut.
D. Kernel-the edible part and the one used for our product.