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illy bites is a "Made in New Zealand" Brand and what does this really mean?

illy bites is a "Made in New Zealand" Brand and what does this really mean?

Kia Ora Biltong Buddies,   illy bites has recently become an official "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND" brand and I decided to elaborate more on what this really means? It doesn't mean that before becoming a "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND" brand that the company was not registered or complying under strict regulations and compliance, it simply means that the company adheres to certain criteria and is able to stand out as a "Proudly Made in New Zealand Brand'   This is an extra step our company has taken as we value our customers and we are Proud to be a New...

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Is biltong keto friendly?

Is biltong keto friendly?

Wondering if biltong is keto or what's all the hype on at the moment? Keto is a very low carb, high fat diet. What makes a diet keto is having less than five (5) net carbs per serving, that is where your net carbs is defined as total carbohydrates less your dietary fiber One also excludes the use of pork and conventionally-sourced cow’s milk dairy on a keto diet To use meat products that are grass-fed/free-range and excluding the use of inflammatory ingredients or artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. That's keto in a nutshell. So the next question is whether...

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The many ways to enjoy biltong.

The many ways to enjoy biltong.

Hey biltong buddies, Biltong is such a versatile snack and its popularity is increasing across the globe as proud South Africans take our delicious snack and share it with the world. Not only is biltong a high protein snack on the go, here I share a few creative ideas to enjoy it. Added to a fresh salad, As a pizza topping, In a sandwich as a filler, Inside a quiche or a muffin Inside a taco  The list is endless. In South Africa, we are known to have a very strong food and social culture and you'll easily find a...

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Let's learn about the beef snack cousins....

Let's learn about the beef snack cousins....

Biltong is an air dried beef snack, very similar to cousin, beef jerky, yet so different. Beef jerky is cooked using low heat and originates in the U.S.A while biltong originates from Southern Africa. I am originally from South Africa and have travelled abroad quite a bit and have discovered that it really is challenging to find a good quality biltong fuelled with flavour. There are so many of us that are paleo or even just eating the healthy way. I believe that it is really important to know what we put inside our bodies. Illy Bites biltong is based...

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