What is Biltong?
Biltong is a dried meat snack that originated from South african countries. Beef is commonly used as the meat however any meat can be used. Biltong is cut into thick steaks or strips, marinated in a brine for 24 hours, spiced and then dried for 2-5 days in a drier. It is sold as either a "stokkie", Snap stick or sliced thinly into pieces.
What is the difference between biltong and jerky?
People often confuse biltong and jerky but there are a couple of main differences. Biltong is cut into thick strips and marinated with a mixture vinegar and salt and then spiced with varying spices. The drying process and the use of vingear in the marinade cures the meat. Biltong is a softer style of cured beef.
Jerky on the other hand is sliced very thinly, spiced and then dried. There is no marinating process in the making of jerky. Jerky is often very hard.
Why is biltong such a healthy snack?
Biltong is a healthy snack as it contains not much more but beef and a few simple ingredients. It is high in protein, essential nutrients such as iron and is low in fat, sugar and other non essential "stuff" that is found in other modern snack foods.
Do I need to keep my biltong in the fridge?
As biltong was created as a way of keeping meat in hot weather, there is no need to refrigerate your biltong. Once the pack is opened, you can store in and airtight container with the oxygen absorber included in the original package.
Are your biltong products Gluten Free?
Our biltong is not certified Gluten Free so it is impossible to guarantee. However we make every effort to ensure we use only GF products in our marinade and spice mixes. We aim to produce a GF product in the future.
How long will it take to get my biltong order?
We aim to ship all orders within 1-2 days of your order being recieved. We are an artisan business with a small production line. If we are out of stock when you order please check back in a couple of days as stocks are replenished on a regular basis. We are a regional business so shipping times maybe slightly longer than in Metro areas.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Unfortunately not at this stage. We are committed to finding this solution for our products in the future. It's not all bad, as our mailers are compostible and we encourage at all time our packaging to be reused and re-purposed.