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Biltong and the Paleo Diet

The paleolithic diet – or paleo diet – is a diet trend based off of foods that were eaten by Paleolithic humans. When humans relied on the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, long before the agriculture revolution, and today’s trend of highly processed foods. The paleo diet includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots and meats. The diet excludes dairy products, grains, sugars, processed oils, salt, coffee and alcohol. The diet was started as a way to promote overall health, and in recent years has grown in popularity, with many people latching on to this new – or rather reestablished – way of life. There are many benefits to adopting a lifestyle that is low in sugar and carbs and high in protein. One way...

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Different types of dried meats

Dried, cured meat has existed for hundreds of years. Over time different types of meat, including beef, chicken, fish and game have been adapted into a number of different dried meat forms. Beef jerky, which is smoked, seasoned and cut into strips is much different from biltong, which is cured, air dried and can come in strips, shredded or even in powdered form. But there are a number of other dried meat forms as well. Droewors Droewors, which means “dry sausage”, is another form of dried meat that originates from South Africa. It is made from a thin type of sausage, which helps it dry more quickly and preserve better. While it may take the form of sausage, droewors are...

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Different types of biltong

Traditionally, biltong has been made using beef. This is partly because of the taste and texture it offers. Biltong is both sweet and savoury, with hints of rich spices, while the beef texture can be either soft and juicy or tough and crumbly. But it is also because beef is widely available and cost effective.  However, biltong can also be made using other types of meat besides beef. Chicken, game, ostrich and fish have all been used to make biltong. Biltong can even be made without meat. Mushroom biltong provides a nice vegetarian option that has a similar texture and look to traditional beef biltong. Chicken biltong Instead of salt and vinegar, which is used in the beef curing process,...

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Delicious Biltong Lunch Recipes

Since biltong can be integrated into many breakfast and dinner recipes, it’s no surprise that it also makes the perfect lunch companion. If you’re tired of eating the same old salad for lunch everyday, then look no further than these three delicious and unique lunch recipes featuring biltong.  Biltong Salad Recipe Salad has become a work lunch staple. It’s easy to prepare, easy to store and easy to take with you. However, salad can be a bit boring and often lacks a strong protein or iron element. Biltong and avocado salad is the perfect solution. It is healthy, delicious, and packed full of the nutrients your body needs to make it through the rest of the workday. Aside from biltong...

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