During the  19th Century in southern Africa, there was a significant movement of individuals and families.  In South Africa, our forefathers trekked on horseback and in ox-wagons over vast distances to create better lives for themselves. Much like the early settlers and pioneers of the West, their journeys were mostly over scarcely or uninhabited countryside, so what they needed they took with them. These early Pioneers faced grave danger from hostile tribes to wild animals such as Lions, Hyenas, Crocodiles, and Leopards who developed a taste not only for the Pioneers cattle but also for some unfortunate souls who ended pray themselves.  These brave men and women faced tremendous odds stacked against them, yet they persevered. Biltong was with them and often all they had to keep them going. With no refrigeration and nowhere to store the abundance of fresh meat, Biltong became an integral part of the early South African Pioneer's diet, as it was a way of curing and preserving meat for their journeys.  It became essential for their survival during lean times. The process of Biltong making has been kept and improved on over the decades and is today an important part of South African culture, much loved and enjoyed by Ask a South African which is the best type of biltong and you will get nearly as many different opinions as to the number of people you ask!  Some like it very spicy, some prefer it very moist, others like it very lean, or else with a little bit/a lot of fat! We have considered all tastes in developing our special brand of biltong to appeal to as many people as possible.  Try it today….you will not be disappointed. #biltong #foodtrends #biltonginamerica # Southafrica

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