Going Nuts

Go Nuts

Do you like snacking on nuts? Nuts are known to provide vitamins and minerals essential in organ function. They are also a good source of protein and fiber.

Found nuts from Bicol at Marsha’s Delicacies, the famous pasalubong center of Marsha Navarro-Chua along the national highway in the Vigan area. They are made by her sister Vicky’s growing food processing company in their home province of Bicol. Vicky’s Pili and Food Products, currently under the helm of daughter Zandra, make traditional honeyed crispy pili and mazapan, but I got more interested in trying the lightly salted pili and savory adobo cashew nuts. Whatever special quality Himalayan salt imparts, I find salted pili can be as irresistible as other salted nuts. I was stuck on thinking pili can only be good when combined with something sugary. On the other hand, adobo flavor gives an interesting twist to the more common plainly roasted cashew nuts. The nuts were fresh tasting and good quality, an important thing to remember when eating nuts as rancid nuts can be dangerous to health.

Find Vicky’s Pili and Food Products next to Ilocano chichacorn and Marsha’s famous native cakes at Marsha’s Delicacies in Ilocos Sur.

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