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The history of dried meat

For thousands of years countries all over the world have used different recipes and methods for preserving meat – a tradition that began out of the need for food to last travellers, hunters and explorers long trips without spoiling. Dried meat is a nutritious and lightweight food that works well for people who are constantly on the move. Dried meat – including biltong – has played a large role in the survival of humankind over many centuries.  History of dried meat in Europe The popularity of dried meat began in Europe during Roman times. The Roman army was fed mainly on a diet of pork, and the meat needed to be salted or smoked in order to preserve it. History...

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