Duration: 1 hour
For many thousands of years humans have been preserving meat by different techniques. Traditionally, drying meat played a role in survival of the human race. Dried meat was non-perishable and lightweight which was ideal for being packed and carried for the long journeys we know of in hunting societies. This is only one example. In Europe it is known that Romans lived on a pork-rich diet which was mostly salted or smoked as a preservation strategy. Indian cultures preferred a method of curing which involved potassium or sodium nitrate.
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