Can you add nuts to pemmican?

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Can you add nuts to pemmican?

Post by Night Errant » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:33 pm

...and have it retain it's nigh-immutability? I've been doing some research, and I have yet to find a clear answer. Has anybody here ever tried it?
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Re: Can you add nuts to pemmican?

Post by TacAir » Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:02 pm

Good question. I know dried berries were a routine add to the dry meat/tallow.

In Native produced pemmican, the berries (blueberries, currants) were mostly for 'wedding' Chow.

Nuts in the mix are mentioned several times in the literature of the time.

Currently, there are multiple recipes on line (its a Keto thing IIRC) like this
https://sortathing.com/food-nutrition/pemmican-recipes/

Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Can you add nuts to pemmican?

Post by Confucius » Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:47 pm

You can add them, but nuts being mostly unsaturated fats (as opposed to the largely saturated fat of tallow), will definitely go rancid faster (like, how fast nuts go rancid, so like a year vs several)

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Re: Can you add nuts to pemmican?

Post by Night Errant » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:42 pm

Confucius wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:47 pm
You can add them, but nuts being mostly unsaturated fats (as opposed to the largely saturated fat of tallow), will definitely go rancid faster (like, how fast nuts go rancid, so like a year vs several)

I was wondering about that. Thanks.
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Re: Can you add nuts to pemmican?

Post by Night Errant » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:42 pm

TacAir wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:02 pm
Good question. I know dried berries were a routine add to the dry meat/tallow.

In Native produced pemmican, the berries (blueberries, currants) were mostly for 'wedding' Chow.

Nuts in the mix are mentioned several times in the literature of the time.

Currently, there are multiple recipes on line (its a Keto thing IIRC) like this
https://sortathing.com/food-nutrition/pemmican-recipes/

Let us know how it turns out.
Neat, thank you for the link.
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Re: Can you add nuts to pemmican?

Post by Challenger007 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:37 am

Nuts, in principle, can be added anywhere, as long as they are not allergic. I love when hazelnuts are in muffins or biscuits. I have already tortured my wife with pastries, I like homemade pastries more than purchased ones. I even bought a set of Rachael Ray baking dishes to make it easier for my wife to work with the dough. What you can't do for the goodies.

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