Bicol Region, Philippines

Pili Nut Recipes

Pili Pound Cake

Rising in market popularity, and offered by no other country in the world, the Philippine Pili Nut packs a punch in terms of taste, texture, versatility and nutritional value.

Scientific studies conducted by the country’s top institutions dedicated to Pili research, and replicated by studies abroad, have confirmed the nut’s impressive nutritional content (high in thiamin, magnesium and phosphorus). Since then, the Pili Nut has rightfully been geared to become a luxury food item: one of the finest gifts of the Philippine tropics, to the world.

Pili is a versatile gourmet treat lending a distinct flavor and taste to many culinary fare.  A must-try for a true gourmand, this beloved nut is an excellent delight when whipped as recipe for roasted potato and pear salad, angel’s hair pasta with pesto, sauteed beans and even snacks like energy bars and caramel popcorn. It is also a dreamy sensation when concocted into Pili rice, Pili stuffed chicken, fish toppings and more.

Discover the many ways the unique Pili combines into appetizing cuisine to suit everyone’s taste.

Pili Merengue Cookies

Penne with Pili Pomodoro Sauce

Pili Chicken Tartlet

Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pili

All Pili Nut recipes were developed by Celebrity Chef Ms. Glenda Barretto, known internationally as the “Ambassadress of Philippine Cuisine”.  The pili nut recipe development project was one of the components of DTI-Region 5’s Food Business Development (BIZDEV), 2007-2012.


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