Biltong is a tasty and convenient snack. Fact!
Originating in South Africa, biltong is growing in popularity as we as a nation become more health conscious and are after healthy ways of snacking during the day. Most of us are aware biltong is a form of meat, but let us explain what biltong actually is and the reasons for including it into your diet.
So what is biltong and is it the same as jerky?
What are the health benefits of biltong?
Biltong is a brilliant source of protein. The main roles of proteins in our body are growth, energy and repair - simply put, we need protein to help us build new cells, adapt to training and recover properly from exercise.
B-vitamins assist iron in the production of red blood cells and also help release energy from the food we consume. Biltong is a brilliant source of B vitamins. Be aware that you are buying good quality biltong such as Woza Biltong as lower grade biltong can be high in salt.
So how can I include Biltong into my diet?
For the above mentioned reasons, biltong is an ideal snack after training. This superfood will kick start your recovery from whatever overload you have placed on your body. The convenient ready to eat packages make it easy to get your protein hit after the gym and save you carrying powders and bars; it also has the benefit of being a natural product rather than a formulated protein bar with additives.
Biltong also makes an ideal snack for people looking to lose weight due to its low carbohydrate and fat contents. It is a nutrient dense food that suits most people!
Other recipe ideas for biltong include adding it to charcuterie plates, as pizza toppings or picnic hero instead of bacon, loaded sandwiches or with salads (it pairs beautifully with dried figs, goat's cheese, chicory salads!).
Hand crafted from British Beef and made to order, Woza Biltong is spiced, sliced & ready to eat. It's free from artificial preservatives, low fat, no added sugar and gluten-free and has a lovely soft and moist texture.
What does Woza Biltong Taste Like?
Woza was featured in the Sunday Telegraph in August 2018. In a taste-test feature on biltong and beef jerky, Woza’s Original Beef Biltong was rated as a 10/10 and the top choice against the other five products saying "This Great Taste 2018 Award winner is soft, moist, juicy - and far less chewy than the rest, with an umami-rich steak flavour, amplified by Worcestershire sauce. A Top Choice. 10/10".