What is biltong?

Biltong is a dried meat snack that originated in South Africa; other meats can be used, but the best biltong is made using beef, and we only use 100% British beef at that.

100% Beef Biltong

Biltong has a really interesting past and was born out of necessity. When Dutch settlers arrived in South Africa, the hot climate made it important to find a way to store meat without it going off. As refrigerators were not invented yet, the resourceful "Voortrekkers" had to find another solution. By hanging the South African meat out to dry, it soon became hard on the outside while capturing rich flavour on the inside. They soon discovered that not only would the meat last for months, it also created a whole new eating sensation, with intensified flavour and texture.

It is similar to beef jerky, but contains barely a shadow of the sugar they add to jerky (0.9g of carbohydrates per 100g of BEEFit), and a much higher protein content - BEEFit biltong actually contains over 61% protein - that's over 21g per 35g bag.

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