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Is our Beef Grass fed?

Grass Fed/ Grain Fed – what’s it all about? One of our most common questions being ask is “is your beef grass fed or grain fed?” as we don’t label either of ours grass or grain fed. The Grass Fed/ Grain Fed labelling is a confusing subject due to a lot of marketing talk so we don’t call our beef either. The beef we buy are cows raised on small farms and are fed a healthy diet. This means they are fed on grasses like alfalfa and graze naturally, however like most ‘grass fed’ beef they are also fed supplementary feed for a balanced diet and these do contain some form of grain.   Grain feeding became popular in America due to...

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WHY BOEREWORS IS SOUTH AFRICA’S FAVOURITE SAUSAGE

Boerewors is Afrikaans for “farmer’s sausage”. It’s so popular in South Africa that it’s practically a staple food. Boerewors is traditionally handcrafted from coarsely ground meat predominantly beef, sometimes combined with pork, lamb, or both. In their early pioneering days, South African boers (farmers) made large quantities of sausage on their stopovers while trekking across the country to escape Colonial rule. From then until the 1960s, what later became known as boerewors, was made and consumed in South Africa only. Nowadays, as any boerewors lover will tell you, there’s little surprise in the fact that it’s produced and enjoyed in other parts of the world too   South African food – spices, preparation, presentation Every South African boerewors creator has...

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is Biltong the perfect keto snack?

One of the challenges for those following the keto diet for weight loss is finding delicious, nutritious snacks to support your low-carb diet. Today, we’re here with the best news of all. Unlike beef jerky, biltong is completely keto-friendly! Here’s what you need to know. Wait a minute… Beef jerky is not keto diet-friendly We’re sorry to break it to tell our fans in the United States, but no. Most commercially produced beef jerky is not compatible with a Paleo or Keto diet. That’s because the typical drying process uses sugar (as well as large amounts of salt). This means you’re getting a snack that’s relatively high in protein content, yes, but also packed with carbs. And those aren’t even...

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How to make Biltong stew

How to make a Biltong Potjie South Africans love a good potjie, so we’ve taken matters one step further and added the ultimate ingredient treats to the recipe: sliced biltong and pasta shells. It’s a meal that’s impossible to resist. Ingredients • 30 ml (2 T) olive oil • 1 onion, chopped • 200 g bacon • 1 x yellow pepper, seeded and chopped • 1 x red pepper, seeded and chopped • 1 garlic clove, crushed • 200 g button mushrooms • 1 x 400 g can Whole Kernel Corn, drained • 125 ml beef stock • salt and freshly ground black pepper • 750 ml (3 C) cooked pasta (shells or fusilli) • 250 g biltong, sliced •...

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10 Benefits of Eating Biltong

Most people love biltong and can’t help reaching for a little more from the snack bowl. Let us tell you why. 1. Biltong contains fewer kilojoules than other snacks one usually reaches for when you feel like something tasty to nibble on, such as potatoes chips or chocolate. 2. The reason for that is that biltong is rich in protein and low in carbohydrates. 25 grams of lean beef biltong can meet half your daily protein requirement. 3. Its high protein content makes it the perfect post-workout snack. 4. It stores very well, so not only can it wait in your gym bag but it is perfect for hiking especially long trails such as the famous Otto trail. It is...

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