Our Coconut Oil and Himalayan Salt Wild Sprouted Pili nuts are made with the original recipe that started the pili nut craze! We simply took a wild harvested sprouted pili nut, sprinkled it with raw Himalayan salt, and finished it off with a splash of extra virgin coconut oil. The process wasn’t complicated, but the result was delicious enough make Hunter Gatherer’s pili nuts a nationwide phenomenon.
The majority of the world’s coconut oil supply is produced in large, mechanized factories that often have little respect for the people and natural resources around them. In contrast, we keep our coconut oil production consistent with the rest of our business philosophy, striving to minimize its impact on the environment and working cooperatively with local producers. All of our extra virgin coconut is oil is produced in the same factory as our pili nuts, extracted from fresh organic coconuts by hand without any other chemicals to corrupt the flavor.
While Himalayan salt is the one ingredient of ours that we do not source locally, we are confident enough in its extra health benefits that the extra shipping distance feels justified. Our Himalayan salt is mined deep in the mountains of northern Pakistan, where millions of years of isolation from the outside world have ensured that no impurities exist within its chemical structure. In contrast to heavily refined table salt, Himalayan salt contains an array of trace minerals that can provide otherwise difficult to obtain nutritional benefits. Although we wish we could source it locally, the advantages that Himalayan salt holds over regular table salt are too great to ignore.
All of our pili nuts are wild harvested by hand from the Filipino rainforest, placing minimal strain on natural resources and providing local communities with an incentive to preserve the health of their wild spaces. After harvest, the nuts are then sprouted and activated through a soak in salt water and dehydration. The activation process breaks down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors contained within raw pili nuts, allowing the body to access the nutrients inside much more easily. The result is a super-nut with a rich buttery taste, containing a huge range of essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, and Vitamin B1, and the highest fat and lowest carbohydrate content of any nut. This compact nutrition and delicious flavor makes the pili nut a great take-along snack for long adventures as well as healthy staple in any balanced diet.