LOW IN FAT
Ideal for healthy snacking, paleo diets and fitness fanatics alike. Unlike other cured meats, it’s low in fat – there’s just 6% fat in a 100gram serving.
HIGH IN PROTEIN
Biltong is a delicious and healthy snack and is also a great natural source of protein, 53g of protein per 100g of Biltong.
Protein is one of the three building blocks of our foods along with carbohydrates and fats, and plays one of the most vital roles in our body. It’s considered the most important of all the macronutrients as it performs a number of important functions.
Protein is absolutely essential for muscle growth as it restores the body’s supply of amino acids. These are the main building blocks of our muscles and without them growth or repair of worked muscles is diminished.
Protein has also been closely linked to appetite regulation as one of the main factors that causes us to feel satisfied when we eat.
It is also thought that protein contributes to the regulation of hormones that are linked with motivation and cognition, meaning that it can contribute to improved brain function in a number of areas.
So, as you can see, protein is a very important part of our daily food intake.
ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
A great source of vital minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium and vitamin B-12
- Vitamin B12 helps the body produce red blood cells and keep the nervous system healthy.
- Iron important in the development of red blood cells as well as muscle health and growth.
- Zinc known for immune boosting qualities as well as increasing athletic performance.
NATURAL CREATINE SOURCE
Creatine is used as a supplement by many athletes and sports enthusiasts across the globe to improve recovery and performance. Creatine is found naturally in our food and is much easier for our body to absorb in this way. Biltong is a great source of creatine with every 100grams of biltong containing 1.3grams of creatine and 5ograms of protein along with key minerals and vitamins it’s no wonder it’s a favourite among athletes.
What is Biltong?
The word “Biltong” is derived from 18th century Dutch words – BIL meaning “rump” and TONG meaning “strips”.
South African cuisine is as diverse as its people. Before settlers arrived on the shores of the southern most part of ‘the dark continent’ in the 17th century, indigenous African people had traditional meals unique to each tribe – and the arrival of colonists from Portugal, the Netherlands, Germany, the French Huguenots and of course, the British, added a spectacular array of flavours to the melting pot.
When Dutch settlers arrived in South Africa the hot climate made it important to find a way to store and preserve meat as refrigeration units were still a few years away from being invented. The resourceful “Voortrekkers” quickly learned the skills of the natives combining this with a few tricks of their own.
After coating strips of beef with salt and coriander and hanging out South African meat to dry, it soon became hard on the outside while capturing rich flavours on the inside. They soon discovered that not only would the meat last for months, it also created a whole new eating sensation with intensified flavour and texture.
Since then, Biltong has evolved into a traditional South African delicacy, loved by locals and travellers alike and its delicious ‘more-
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