Welcome fellow meat lovers! Today is about the eternal debate: biltong vs jerky, two popular snacking choices.
What are the similarities and differences between these two forms of dried beef? The Meatomania team is here to break down the key differences so you can make an informed decision on which one you should go for!
First things first, what is biltong? Biltong is a traditional South African dried meat (ostrich, beef, kudu) that has been marinated in vinegar and spices and air dried, giving it a robust and flavoursome texture. Biltong also comes in thicker strips than regular beef jerky, meaning even more punchy flavour per bite!
On the flip side, beef jerky isn't given any marinating time and is usually dried in a commercial-style oven. This also means that it doesn't offer the same marinade taste unless supplemented with a choice of flavour enhancers, sweeteners and preservatives. These ingredients help give jerky a long shelf life which make it a good choice for convenience stores.
But which is the better option? Is one type more nutritious than the other? Well, if you're looking for a tasty and healthy snack, then it's probably best to opt for biltong. Generally speaking, biltong tends to contain fewer calories than jerky and to offer 30% more protein.
At Meatomania, we offer a range of delicious biltong to suit any taste. Our biltong is produced from only the best quality meat and our signature recipes ensure that you get the perfect balance of flavours and textures, whichever one you end up choosing.
So why don't you give it a try and decide which one you prefer?