Beef Biltong: The perfect protein snack
Beef Biltong is a great high protein snack and a fantastic choice for those on a high protein diet says Reece Bradshaw
From its origin in South Africa, Beef Biltong is a high protein snack that, in a 25g serving on average, will provide 15.5g of protein. Beef Biltong is a prime beef and naturally high in protein making it a fantastic healthy choice for those on a high protein diet.
The beef is air-dried which removes all excess water from the beef and makes it possible to give it such a high protein to weight ratio of 62% protein. The beef is then sliced and packaged ready for customers to purchase. Beef Biltong
is extremely high quality as it is sourced from only British grass-fed cows, meaning it is of the highest quality, complies with all EU welfare standards and is free from growth hormones which can be found in products produced in other regions of the world.
It is also suitable for a large range of consumers including diabetics, gluten intolerance sufferers, and it has no artificial colourings.
When to eat Beef Biltong
This is an ideal post-workout snack as it contains all the essential amino acids for normal healthy functions. This allows your body to be nourished with the proteins it needs to grow and repair.
Also Beef Biltong is high in the branch chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine which are required for muscle protein synthesis that usually takes place for up to 72 hours post-workout. This means that these amino acids are largely absorbed into the body under demand from your muscles which will also aid recovery, therefore making biltong ideal to eat regardless of your training goals.
Despite this being a great post-workout snack, it is an excellent food to have at any time during the day to increase your protein intake or to reduce hunger. In such easy-to-open packets, Beef Biltong is very easy to consume whether the customer is at school, home or work.
It is often referred to as 'easy protein' as it is so simple to increase your daily protein intake by eating this tasty snack as no preparation of the beef is required. You simply have to open the packet and away you go!
Who is Beef Biltong for?
Due to the low calorie and carbohydrate profile it is also an ideal snack for pre-contest diets or if you are trying to lose weight, with only 285 calories per 100g and only 3.7g of fat. This makes Beef Biltong a great way to increase your daily protein intake without adding unwanted fat and carbohydrates.
Unlike many foods that are low in carbohydrates and fat, biltong is very tasty and can be purchased either in the original form, or if you fancy a kick of spice then there is also the Peri Peri option which gives customers variation in flavour so that Beef Biltong can be eaten day after day without you getting sick of the taste like many other products.
Minor setbacks to the product is that it does contain a high salt content, if you intend to eat over 100g a day then this will contain 4g of sodium which is two thirds of the recommended daily allowance.
Despite this, all of the positives about Beef Biltong overpower the minor negatives making it an excellent choice, especially for the price of £3.99 per pack, while bulk order discounts are also available.