It’s an incredibly common question to see asked from those who don’t know much about Biltong. “Is Biltong Raw Meat?” The answer is surprisingly complicated- which is why we’re here to break it down for you today. The quick answer is that no, biltong is not raw, technically speaking, but it is classified as such for some purposes.
As biltong is a food item, there will always be laws on who can import and export it. These laws can also be very different from country to country. And yes, while it may surprise you to learn this, even taking a food item home as a gift or personal use counts as ‘import and export’ when we’re talking about food! While we’ve done our best to make sure this is only the very best, up-to-date information on who can import biltong and remember that excise rules can change quickly, it’s always best to have a quick word with your local area authorities.
Ask a biltong lover if it’s the same as beef jerky, and you’ll earn a sharp word or two! Yet it’s tempting to assume these two very similar snacks have a lot in common because they do! It’s the differences between beef jerky vs biltong, however, that count the most. Let’s take a closer look at why biltong is so different from jerky, and how that affects the taste and texture of this healthy, diet-friendly snack.
One of the stand-out features of biltong is the soft, moist-yet-snappy texture it gets from its unique method of production. It’s something hard to replicate with mere heating, and it’s one of the key drivers in the differences between beef jerky and biltong. If you’re making biltong at home, how do you make sure you find that perfect sweet spot between safety and taste? Today we look at the right temperature to make biltong, and some nifty tips and tricks to ensure consistent, flavourful batches.
When you look at a product as simple and tasty as biltong, it may seem that not much effort goes into the making of it. Then you look at the price tag, and suddenly it doesn’t seem so tasty anymore! While it’s easy to assume that a steep price tag is a ‘ripoff’ or ‘unfair’, there’s actually a very good reason for the price of biltong. Today we dive a little deeper.