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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Pioneer Handbooks: - How explorers made pemmican. Worth a look. Good article.

Pioneer Handbooks: - How explorers made pemmican.

4 comments:

Frontier Carpenter said...

Nice article. I have made pemmican the way the plains Indians did. They added dried berries mostly Chokecherry to the mix. It actual gives a good flavor to the mix and it adds vitamin C.
The article mentioned the use of grass fed beef over grain fed beef. I know the difference with grass fed beef is that they get more carotene which by the way is what adds the yellow in butter. I live in beef country and most cattle here go to a feed lot at get fed a pretty regimented diet that includes grains and grasses.
Pemmican a good project to make I made some for a fifth grade class during their American Indian studies and was surprised that they all liked it.

Le Loup said...

Thanks for the feedback & info, much appreciated.
Keith.

Unknown said...

I've always been surprised that pemmican isn't a common food. It has what you need to live strong and healthy. It lasts forever, and decreases consumption wastes of others foods. Though variety is nice to have every so often, it isn't needed with pemmican. Without including the fruits, nuts and vegetables that can be added, it still has what our body needs.

Le Loup said...

I guess the high volume of animal fats has something to do with it.