Nutritional Info of Quality Biltong
Compared to any other snack on the market, biltong packs a massive stack of nutrition gram per gram of product.
Biltong’s increase in global popularity is mostly due to its nutritional make up nutrient composition. If comparing to other popular snacks like, crisps, chocolates, energy bars and shakes, biltong is far superior (differs from brand to brand because of the ingredients used) and even when comparing to other healthy snacks on the market, biltong still sits in the top tier. Easily see this for yourself when comparing the nutritional information available on the back of any of your favourite snacks.
Biltong is a rich source of iron which is a nutrient that many people are, without knowing, lacking in their diets.
Biltong is also high in protein and its low-carb contents makes it very suitable for a plethora of diets.
Here are some nutritional facts about biltong:
1. BILTONG CONTAINS A HIGH VOLUME OF NATURAL PROTEIN
In most cases, if you were to eat 100g of biltong - 50g of that would be protein. In some cases that can be higher.
2. BILTONG CONTAINS NATURAL CREATINE.
This helps build muscle mass and enables us to do physical activities with less strain.
3. BILTONG CONTAINS IRON AND HELPS CREATE RED BLOOD CELLS.
Because of the naturally occurring iron in the meat, biltong helps increase the volume of red blood cells in our body.
4. VITAMIN B12
B12 also helps to create red blood cells
5. CONTAINS ZINC
A lack of zinc can make a person more susceptible to disease and illness. Zinc assists several functions in the human body and it helps the activity of many different enzymes in the human body.
Biltong on a global scale is relatively unknown. In South Africa, it is something you can find in almost any shop or any family's pantry - whether store-bought or homemade, it's a South African national staple snack food.
In Dutch, the word Biltong is kind of a strange word, since it directly translates to '(Bil) buttock (tong) strip'. This, can in some cases, be off-putting from the get-go. When elaborating on what biltong is, to people who are not familiar with the meat snack, it takes a bit of explaining and tragically what often helps is comparing it to beef jerky. Then the penny drops.
Biltong is different to beef jerky in the way of production methods, the cuts of meat that are used, the ingredients and in its nutritional value.
Biltong packs a pretty mean punch when it comes to looking at the health qualities of the meat snack, especially when its made with quality ingredients like Runder Biltong