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The 5 Top Reasons you should be eating Biltong

If you have been on the lookout for a healthy high energy and low-calorie snack that can keep you going throughout the day, then you should seriously consider giving Biltong a try. Better tasting and more nutritious than the variety of protein bars available in the market, Biltong has numerous health benefits, which explains why it is rapidly gaining popularity among the masses.

What is Biltong anyway? Biltong is a South African delicacy that is made up of dried cured beef. Biltong is similar to beef jerky in terms of appearance and texture. However, the two have completely different flavour profiles and nutritional value. For instance, Biltong is made from grass-fed meat only while most other beef jerky varieties on the grocery store shelves are typically unhealthy due to rapid dehydration methods. Unlike traditional beef jerky, Biltong is also cut into larger strips and is air dried for 4 to 7 days so as to ensure that the meat strips retain their core nutrients.

The reasons:

1. It is tastier than jerky

Biltong is tastier than jerky in every way and form and it is also a little less chewy compared to jerky. During the production process, it is gently wetted using vinegar and rubbed with salt. Jerky, on the other hand, is usually heavily marinated in vinegar, which explains why it is usually so chewy.

2. It is very healthy

Not only is Biltong super delicious, but it is also healthy for snacking due to its low-fat content. Biltong is jam-packed with essential minerals, vitamins and fatty acids needed for the body’s development and sustenance. For instance, Biltong contains high amounts of iron and zinc that are instrumental for the production of haemoglobin that is used for transporting oxygen through the blood. The majority of B-group vitamins,(including the all important Vitamin B12) as well as Omega-3 fatty acids, are also found in Biltong.

3. Accessible and affordable

Because Biltong is incredibly popular with health enthusiasts and foodies everywhere, it can be bought easily and affordably online through reliable and trusted vendors such as Rickard’s Cornish Biltong or physically at your favourite health or grocery store.

4. A great pre and post work out snack

As mentioned above, Biltong is high in nutrition and can make a fantastic pre and post workout snack. Containing up to 50g of protein per 100g it is one of the best foods around for those of us looking to build muscle mass. Because of this it can help to replenish the body after a rigorous workout and it can also give you the energy you need to get you going during a routine.

5. Durable

Biltong stores well which means that you can take it with you wherever you go without worrying that it will turn or go bad. Because it is dried, it is also light and easy to carry around where ever you go.

If you've not tried Biltong yet I suggest giving it a go because you're missing out. Buying it online saves time and hassle and has quick delivery times If purchased from a trusted supplier and is where I get all mine from. It also comes in ideal sealed packs that are easy to open and enjoy on the go.

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