WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BILTONG AND JERKY?
Beef Jerky and Biltong are different in both preparation and in taste. The main difference is that American beef jerky is cooked, heated, or dehydrated in some way. Biltong, on the other hand, is cured and sliced after the curing process is complete, resulting in tender, ready-to-eat pieces. Biltong does not have any added water, preservatives, sodium nitrate, artificial flavors or artificial colorings, or any other harmful chemical ingredients that are occasionally found in jerky sold in the USA.
IS BILTONG GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes. All of our biltong is gluten-free except for any biltong that is in the teriyaki flavor (due to the soy sauce).
IS BILTONG PALEO DIET FRIENDLY?
Yes. The paleo diet allows you to eat only those foods that were eaten many years ago, such as meats, fruits, veggies, and fish. It means that you are removing grains, beans, soy, dairy, and refined sugar from the daily diet. We offer biltong made from grain-fed and grass-fed beef; so our grass-fed will clearly be the ideal Paleo diet option.
DO I HAVE TO KEEP THE BILTONG IN THE FRIDGE?
No. Biltong is still a beef snack, therefore storing it in the fridge or freezer will only prolong its already long life. For best results, once the bag is opened, if it isn't consumed within a few days, we recommend that it is resealed and stored in the fridge until fully consumed. Ideally, ensure that your biltong is stored in cool, dry places when possible. For the best taste, let the biltong return to room temperature prior to consumption after removing it from the fridge or freezer
DO I HAVE TO RESEAL THE BAG?
When possible, yes. Since biltong is cured, leaving it out will continue the curing process. If you were to leave biltong out on a plate for over a day, you will notice that it becomes harder and crunchier, due to the continued drying.
DOES YOUR DROËWORS CONTAIN PORK?
No. Our droëwors is stuffed and cured in a natural lamb casing. The only pork that we sell is from the Traditional Boerewors which contains both beef and pork, stuffed into a natural pork casing.
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.