Fancy a little treat from the Philippines try if you can get some of these babies, they are covered in honey and are full of energy and grown in the volcanic soil in the Bicol Peninsula in the Philippines. They have a superb taste and a soft texture, unlike many hard nuts and have the same texture as a pecan nut. Pili nuts take pride in being a superfood rich in minerals, beta-carotene, amino acids and anti-oxidants. Their long name is Canarium ovatum, but commonly known as Pili, and is a species of tropical tree belonging to the genus Canarium. It is one of approximately 600 species in the family Burseraceae. Pili are native to maritime Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, and Northern Australia.