Oxtail

Finally!! At last I have found a good supplier for Oxtail!!Many people turn up their noses at the thought of eating oxtail. They do not know what they are missing!! As South Africans we regard oxtail as a bit of a delicacy. Normally oxtail is eaten as a stew at the dinner table but it also features prominently in our traditional potjie. Oxtail can be used in a soup or curry as well.

The preparation time for oxtail is quite short but the cooking time is quite long. A slow cooker/crock-pot is a really good way to cook oxtail. A pressure cooker can be used and significantly reduces the cooking time. Either way, the end result is a wonderfully tasty, healthy food that makes a great meal on a cool autumn or a cold winter evening.

Oxtail is also healthy to eat and has many health benefits which are boosted even further when vegetables such as beans, carrots, spinach, cabbage, peas, lentils etc. are added to the stew, soup or curry.

Oxtail is high in electrolytes such as sodium, magnesium and potassium, and when eaten regularly as a broth or soup, can help to keep away common flu. It is also rich in calcium and phosphorus. The high amount of gelatin and collagen helps to keep your joints, ligaments, tendons and bones healthy. Joint pain is reduced and expensive supplements can be reduced. Muscle repair for for physically active individuals is aided by eating oxtail. The high gelatin content protects your gut and promotes good gut bacteria and helps with inflammation. Detoxification is improved because the collagen and gelatin encourages bowel regularity. Oxtail contains essential and non essential amino acids needed for growth, your metabolism and tissue repair. It is good for your thyroid and helps with adrenal fatigue.

All in all, oxtail makes a very healthy meal, Start eating oxtail today!!

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