Scientific Name: Canarium ovatum Engl.

Family Name: Burseraceae


Pili nuts are a good source of protein, magnesium, phosphorus, and other essential nutrients.

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in good supply within pili nuts, help to balance cholesterol levels and eliminate additional omega-6 fatty acids. This can lower risk for heart conditions like atherosclerosis, and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Pili nuts are commonly used in Filipino cuisine and are often eaten raw, roasted, or salted. It is used as ingredient in various dishes, including desserts, candies, and baked goods.

Pili tree produces sticky flammable organic substance which is insoluble in water used for making Plastics and inks.