In our last blog, we featured Rose’s Kitchen, a natural nut butter brand that uses pili nuts in their products. This week, we have Usares Farms and their proudly Filipino products for our subscribers to fall in love with. We currently have their packaged pili nuts and honey jars in our Raw Bites e-Grocery, and we’re here to tell you why we find them so awesome and a definite must-have in your pantry.
Before we talk about Usares Farms, we need to talk about their pili nuts. Pili nuts are tear-shaped nuts native to Southeast Asian and Pacific islands. Raw pili nuts have a light flavor similar to sunflower seeds and the like. It changes to a buttery smooth texture once roasted, which adds a bittersweet tinge to Filipino cuisine. While it tastes great, it’s also very nutritious. Comparable to cashews and almonds, pili nuts have high magnesium content. An ounce of pili nuts contains 86 milligrams of magnesium, so just having it in your breakfast already greatly boosts your daily nutritional intake. Pili nuts are also found to have high levels of Vitamin E, eight varieties of amino acids, manganese, and copper. They are also known to have the lowest carbohydrate count in nuts, making them perfect for individuals on the ketogenic diet. For those who don’t know, the ketogenic diet involves having high-fat, low-sugar, and low-carb food.
Usares Farms packages these powerhouse nuts in several ways. You can get them raw, roasted with or without skin, and seasoned with sea salt. We currently have them in 150g packs for your enjoyment.
They also sell pure, raw, and unpasteurized honey that are harvested by honey farmers belonging to the Mansaka, Manobo, and Kamayo communities in Surigao del Sur and Agusan. The raw wild honey, or dugos as they are known in the area, contains higher antioxidant and antibacterial levels, and mineral content than mass-produced honey sold in the market because of the nectar collected by the wild bees from various wild flowers and trees in the area. This gives the raw honey its signature dark color and complex flavor that has made it a bestseller in the country. If you want to try them out, head over to our e-Grocery to grab a jar of this yummy honey.