Why you need to be eating Biltong.
No longer a fatty road trip item, ‘health-conscious’ pre-packaged meats are being praised for their many benefits - South African biltong in particular.
Here are just four reasons why you should be eating it this year.
It's better for you than jerky
Unlike traditional jerky, beef biltong is cut into larger strips and specifically air dried, anywhere from 3-7 days to retain the meat's core nutrients. It's also specifically doused (not marinated) in vinegar, and rubbed with salt to eliminate the chewy texture often associated with other dried meats.
It’s low in fat (Unless you love it fatty)
Not only does it taste delicious, but biltong is ideal for healthy snacking, paleo diets and fitness fanatics alike. Unlike other cured meats, it's extremely low in fat - there's just 3% fat in a 25 gram serving.
It's rammed with protein!
The nutritional values stack up impressively: biltong is so powerful a 25 gram serving gives you 50 per cent of your daily protein requirement, which can help to grow and maintain muscle mass
It’s an ideal post-workout snack
Biltong is high in natural protein making it a fantastic healthy choice for those on a gym kick this year. It’s also a good source of vital minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium and vitamin B-12, that can help replenish the body after a particularly tough training session.