Our Pili Oil comes from the fruits of the Canarium ovatum tree. Only here in the Philippines are found commercial quantities of Pili, concentrated in the Bicol region and a few neighboring areas. Once harvested, Pili fruits are de-pulped and separated from the shelled kernels. The pulp is further processed to separate the oil, while the kernels are removed from the shells for roasting or other preparation for eating. The extracted oil is usually greenish with hues of deep amber. Odor profile of the oil is strong, exotic, and characteristically pili, unlike the usual clean smell of other oils. Analysis of Pili pulp oil reveals it is high in Oleic acid (close to the values of Olive Oil), considerable levels of β-Carotene, substantial amounts of γ-Tocopherol, and δ-Tocopherol (known to have great antioxidant activity).