Pili Nuts! New Keto, Low-Carb Snacking Superstar in Dubai

Pili Nuts are the lowest carb, highest fat nut on the planet and they boast the most comprehensive mineral profile of all nuts.

22-Jul 2018, by Bronwyn MacRitchie

All nut fans and previous devotees of the pecan, macadamia and brazil keto, low-carb nut celebrities, we now bring you, from the mineral rich ashes of asian volcanoes, the pili nut! Lowest carb, highest fat nut on the planet with a range of health benefits to boot!

As we work tirelessly to bring our customers the best, most delicious and most Keto-friendly snacks all the way to Dubai (otherwise forgotten on the global keto snacking scene), we are constantly amazed at the awesomeness of the things we find! Pili nuts rank very near the top of the awesomeness scale.

Both Lee and I were previously completely sold on pecans, macadamias and brazil nuts as being the movers and the shakers of the keto nut snacking stage. I mean how could we not be?

They are seriously low carb, high fat and nutrient dense. Pecans high in zinc and omega 3s, macadamias high in thiamin and monounsaturated fat and brazils delivering an outstanding dose of selenium (767% of the RDA in a single 28g/1oz serving!). And, very importantly, available in Dubai!

But then… enter The Pili Nut!

Check out how it compares on a purely net carb scale!

Because they are grown in the foothills of volcanoes, pili nuts have another quality that makes them the perfect keto snack (1, 2).  We know that on keto we need to watch our mineral (or electrolyte) intake carefully, as we can become depleted so easily without those carbs retaining water for us!  

Pili nuts have the most comprehensive mineral profile of all nuts.  While they may not be the top performer in an specific mineral category, they have an overall balance of minerals (3, 4).

Check it out!

  • Manganese 33%RDA
  • Magnesium 21% RDA
  • Phosphorus 16%
  • Copper 13%
  • Zinc 6%
  • Calcium 4% RDA
  • Potassium 4% RDA

In their natural form pili nuts, like most nuts, contain enzyme inhibitors to protect themselves from consumption, so in order to reap the most benefit from this keto snack you should ensure that you either buy activated (or pre-sprouted) nuts or activate them yourself before enjoying them.  

This involves soaking the nuts in water for at least 12 hours to deactivate the enzyme inhibitors, increase the nutrient profile and allow them to be completely bioavailable to your body (5).

We totally recommend adding this to your Dubai keto snacking repertoire!  For more motivation and to find out more about the specific health benefits of pili nuts check out one of the resources below

References

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