Beef Biltong…2016’s next big superfood?
Loved by Prince Harry while fighting on the front line and a diet secret of actress and model Liz Hurley, beef biltong is the perfect snack for fitness fanatics and those who just enjoy a healthy snack on the go.
Dubbed to be one of 2016’s most popular super foods for its all natural health benefits, a 40g serving of biltong contains 110 calories, 22g of protein and 1.8g fat, compared to the average bag of salted crisps with nearly three times the calories, almost no protein and nearly four times the fat. Just one serving of biltong give you 20% of your daily protein requirement and can increase your metabolism by up to 30%, what’s not to love about that!
What is Beef Biltong?
Produced here in the UK with no artificial additives, biltong is made in a simple process from the same cut of silverside beef as a Sunday roast before being sliced, marinated, air-dried and packaged to be sold. It’s becoming such a popular snack the UK consumed 312 tonnes of biltong last year, that’s 2,080,000 Sunday roasts worth.
When compared with other ‘healthy’ snacks the health benefits of biltong are night and day. A serving of biltong blows away the almighty protein nut bar, which has double the calories, triple the fat and less than a quarter of the protein.
When snacking in front of the tele, instead of reaching for a lighter option in popcorn, which is filled with empty calories and high in sugar, reach instead for biltong to keep your hunger at bay while providing lasting energy without the sugar crash.
Perfect for power lifters, gymnasts, body builders and cardio queens, consider swapping your traditional post-workout snack for delicious beef biltong and enjoy the benefits and extra energy you’ll feel after.