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Dried meat from around the world – Part 2

Click the following link If you missed part 1 of Dried meat from around the world. Dried meat has been around for hundreds of years, and used primarily by hunters, gatherers and travellers. It’s only been in the last decade or so that certain types of dried meat, such as beef jerky, have become known as road trip staples, being sold primarily in convenience stores.  But the phenomenon of dried meat goes much further – with dozens of different kinds popular all over the world. Borts Borts are long, air-dried strips of horse or cow that originated in Mongolia as travel food to last through the long winter months. The meat takes about a month to dry, after which it...

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Dried meat from around the world

Biltong is cured, dried meat that originated in South Africa. Biltong was created out of a need for survival – hunters and travellers needed a food supply that wouldn’t spoil when trekking long distances, especially through the cold winter months, when food was scarce.  But biltong is not the only dried meat; in fact, dried meat is a feature in many cultures and cuisines around the world. Kilishi Kilishi is a version of jerky that originated in Nigeria. It is considered a delicacy in Hausa Land, which is home to the Hausa people – one of the largest ethnic groups in all of Africa. The meat is generally made from cow, sheep or goat after the removal of the bones....

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Is Biltong bad for you?

Biltong, a form of cured, dried meat is typically made using beef. There has been a lot of speculation surrounding red meat, such as beef, including that it is bad for you and will increase your risk of several cancers. While it’s hard to determine exactly what causes and prevents disease, what we can say for sure is that meat is a natural – and somewhat essential – part of the food pyramid. Furthermore, the type of beef used and the process for making biltong makes in not only safe, but also a delicious and nutritious snack.  It contains no nitrates Nitrates are commonly used in many processed meats as preservatives. Processed turkey meat, for example, contains sodium nitrite. These...

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Delicious Biltong Breakfast Recipes

Biltong is exceptionally diverse, which means that it can be integrated into meals any time of the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time are all perfect times to enjoy some tasty biltong. Since it also packed with protein, biltong is the perfect breakfast food, as it will give you the energy you need to carry on with the rest of your day.  Biltong is great in scones Scones are a breakfast favourite, as they can be sweet or savoury. Biltong is filling and adds a salty, smoky flavor to the scones. Biltong scones can be made using grated or chopped biltong, as well as milk, flour, butter and an egg. The result is a crunchy outside and soft inside....

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