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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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Why biltong is the perfect food for hikers

Before refrigerators were invented travellers known as Voortrekkers would cure meat with salt and vinegar and then hang it up to dry, taking out the moisture, while the vinegar would inhibit bacteria growth. This form of meat preservation was crucial to the survival of the Voortrekkers as they migrated from the Cape Colony into South Africa during the Great Trek. Today, modern day hikers use biltong for many of the same reasons. Biltong is nutritious and provides energy When hiking it’s not always possible to stop and prepare an entire meal, but it’s also very important to eat foods that are rich in protein and high in nutrients. Because biltong is typically made from grassfed beef it is low in...

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History of South African biltong

Biltong, a form of dried, cured meat, first came about as a meat preservation technique needed for survival. Meat preservation dates back to ancient times Meat preservation as a whole has been around for a long, long time. European seafarers preserved meat for long journeys by curing it with salt or brine. The indigenous people of South Africa preserved meat by slicing it into strips, curing it with salt and hanging it to dry. European settlers who came to South Africa in the early 17th century added vinegar to the curing process, as well as potassium nitrate, which kills a deadly bacterium, while the vinegar inhibits its growth. Food preservation was used as a survival technique The need for food...

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