Processing of South African biltong – a review

dc.contributor.authorJones, M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorArnaud, E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGouws, P.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHoffman, L. C.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationJones, M., et al. 2017. Processing of South African biltong – a review. South African Journal of Animal Science, 47(6):743-757, doi:10.4314/sajas.v47i6.2en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2221-4062 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0375-1589 (print)
dc.descriptionCITATION: Jones, M., et al. 2017. Processing of South African biltong – a review. South African Journal of Animal Science, 47(6):743-757, doi:10.4314/sajas.v47i6.2.en_ZA
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dc.description.abstractSouth Africa has been producing biltong for many years and its popularity is increasing locally and internationally. Biltong is commonly grouped with other dried meat products from around the world, but with its unique production method and expanding economic value, an increase in knowledge on the subject is in high demand. In this paper, biltong processing and quality are reviewed to highlight areas in which knowledge is still lacking. It shows that biltong processing varies resulting in the wide physico-chemical characteristics reported in the literature. However, consumer preference is still an area that lacks scientific data/evidence. Previous research on biltong has focused on the pathogenic microorganisms and not on its spoilage and shelf-life. Moreover, the effects of the various processing methods on the physico-chemical characteristics and resulting microbial stability has not been investigated. Knowledge of these could enable an increase in the quality of biltong.en_ZA
dc.format.extent15 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Animal Scienceen_ZA
dc.subjectMeat producten_ZA
dc.subjectDried meat -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectDried meat -- Qualityen_ZA
dc.subjectBiltong processing -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectBiltong qualityen_ZA
dc.titleProcessing of South African biltong – a reviewen_ZA
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