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Pemmican

Pemmican, a preparation of dried meat, used in North America, and resembling the tasajo of South America and the biltong of South Africa. The pemmican of North America is prepared by drying strips of lean meat in the sun and wind. This meat is then pounded and put into bags (fruits and berries being occasionally added), and then melted fat is poured into the bags. The preparation of pemmican for Arctic expeditions, in which it is found very useful, differs in some particulars from the above process, but the foundation is the same.