What is Boerewors casing made of?

The skin of Boerewors is also know as  the casing. So what is the skin of the Boerewors made of? Some casings are made of intestines that have been well trimmed and properly cleaned. You also get casings made from things like collagen and alginate. You’ll find collagen in bones as the main protein of connective tissue, and alginate is a viscous gum that comes from seaweed. The casing is quite important. If there was no casing, it would be boeremince.

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  1. champ
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    is boerewors a veg or non-veg item?plz someone help me!!!

  2. Nick
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 7:39 am | Permalink


    I just want to find out if there is pork in boreworse casings.

    Thank you

  3. Magret
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    The comments are old, but I want to reply to Nick’s question. From what I understand, the casings used for thick wors, like boerewors, can be pork. The casings for thin wors, is most likely from sheep.

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