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The History of Biltong

The History of Biltong

Biltong is a popular dried meat snack that has been enjoyed in Southern Africa for centuries. The origins of biltong can be traced back to the indigenous tribes of Southern Africa, who used to dry and cure meat as a way of preserving it for later consumption. It is said that the Dutch settlers who arrived in South Africa in the 17th century were the first to introduce the term "biltong," which means "strip of meat" in Dutch.

The process of making biltong involves marinating thin strips of meat in a mixture of vinegar, salt, and spices such as coriander, pepper, and paprika. The marinated meat is then hung to dry in a well-ventilated area for several days, allowing it to develop a rich, savory flavor and a chewy texture.

Over the years, biltong has become a popular snack in South Africa and beyond, with many different varieties and flavors now available. In addition to beef biltong, which is the most common variety, other meats such as game, ostrich, and even fish can be used to make biltong.

Today, biltong is enjoyed as a snack on its own or as an ingredient in dishes such as stews, soups, and salads. It is also a popular snack among athletes and fitness enthusiasts due to its high protein content and low fat and sugar levels.

If you're looking to try some delicious biltong for yourself, Manly Man Co. is a great place to start. Their variety of biltong flavors, including original, spicy peri-peri, and garlic, are sure to please any palate. And if you're looking for a unique gift for a biltong lover in your life, their biltong ammo can gift set is the perfect choice. It includes a selection of their most popular biltong flavors, packaged in a stylish and reusable ammo can.

So why not give biltong a try? With its rich history and delicious flavor, it's no wonder it has become a beloved snack around the world. And with Manly Man Co.'s selection of high-quality biltong, you're sure to find a flavor that you'll love.

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