What is the difference between Beef Jerky and Biltong?
Great question. Beef Jerky and Biltong are difference in both preperation and in taste. The main difference is that American beef jerky is cooked, and sliced prior to cooking. Biltong is dried, and sliced after the curing and drying process. Biltong does not have any added water, preservatives, sodium nitrate, artificial flavors or artificial colorings, or any other harmful chemical ingredients that are occassionally found in jerky sold in the USA.
Is Biltong Gluten-free?
Beef alone is gluten-free, therefore all of our products are gluten-free EXCEPT for our Teriyaki flavored biltong (due to the soy sauce).
Is Biltong healthy for my children?
Biltong is healthy for you, your children, and even your dogs. Biltong is 100% beef and is one of the most healthful and natural products you can give to your family. South African mothers have given their infants large strips of our biltong slabs to chew on during the teething process, for generations.
My pet ate it! Is Biltong safe for my pet?
Of course! By nature, animals have been eating raw meat that they hunt themselves. Our biltong is cured, and dried, making it much safer to eat than the squirrel your dog is possibly chasing outside or the bird your cat is trying to snatch for a snack. If you can handle sharing the Biltong, feel free to share it with your furry loved ones. Just be cautious, they might come back to you for more. If fed to your pets, Biltong is intended to serve as a snack. If you plan to replace your dog's packaged dog food for Biltong, please do so gradually as pebble-dog food is very different from Biltong and might require that your pet's digestive system get used to eating real beef again as opposed to beef flavored.
Can I make my slices thicker?
For your convenience, we have two slice sizes, sliced and chunks. Chunks are approximately 1/4 inch thick and our slices are much, much thinner. If you would like to slice our Biltong yourself for a fresh slice every time and the ability to pick your thickness, purchase our Biltong Slabs.
Can I pick how 'wet' I would like my Biltong?
Please check with your local retailer as this option is not available everywhere. Feel free to call with your order and mention how 'wet' you would like your Biltong (Wet, Medium Wet or Medium Dry). If you are purchasing from an online retailer, make sure to insert your wetness level in the comments section during checkout. If you are purchasing from another location retailer, you might not have the ability to choose your wet-ness level.
Does Biltong Mold?
That depends on how well you take care of it. As this is still a meat product, keeping it in the fridge or freezer will only prolong its already long life. Our Traditional (with fat) biltong as well as Medium, Medium-Wet, or Wet biltong contains moisture (Fat has a natural moisture content and wet biltong is not fully cured/dried, thus being slightly 'wet'). These products will perhaps mold if they are not properly taken care of.
To care for properly,
and prevent mold, keep the bag sealed and stored in a cool area when not eating. Prevent any locations with high humidity or temperatures. For those with a personal, at-home vacuum sealer, vacuum seal the package for ultimate freshness time and time again. Remember, our oxygen packets work like sponges...eventually, they'll get full and stop working.
Where can I find more pictures of Biltong?
We have our photos posted throughout our Facebook page
, Twitter page
, Pinterest page
, Google+ Page
, and on ourInstagram page
. Feel free to search by using our hashtag as well, #biltongusa.
Where can I buy Biltong & Droëwors (Biltong Sticks)?
You can purchase our product either in store or online. To locate a store near you, check out our store locator
. There will you find both physical location stores. If there isn't a store near you, don't worry, our Biltong and Droëwors are also available on an online only store
Can't find your question above?
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