Is biltong healthier than jerky?

Is biltong healthier than jerky

We’re often asked if biltong is healthier than jerky. In fact, it’s probably the number one question asked about biltong vs jerky! The quick answer is yes, it is- but why? How can there be such a difference in quality between two meat snacks that seem very similar? Let’s dive a little deeper into the facts. [READ MORE]

Is Biltong Raw Meat?

Is Biltong Raw Meat

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. [READ MORE]

How to build your own biltong box (with just IKEA material)

At we designed a biltong box starting from an IKEA EKET cabinet. We’ll take you through all the steps in detail, so you can create one at home. We’ll go over the components and tools you need, how to prepare the components, how to put everything together and add how to add some flair to your new biltong box. [READ MORE]

Can I take South African biltong home with me?

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. [READ MORE]

Biltong’s Popularity, Market Size in Serious Growth

No official estimates have been given for the annual production of biltong in South Africa. However, sources state that several large producers ship over 100 tons of biltong yearly. The total annual production is thought to be thousands of tons. In 2019, Closwa Biltong, Namibia’s largest biltong manufacturer, produced up to 1660 tonnes of product per annum. There are few countries in the world where biltong is as popular as it is in Namibia. Millions of locals and tourists enjoy it every day, and the finest brands are exported throughout Africa. [READ MORE]

Biltong for beginners

What is the best meat for biltong? The easy answer is that almost any meat will do- there are even people making tasty dried meat with chicken and fish- but to get the very best results every time, there’s some biltong making tips you should know starts with getting the perfect cut of meat. [READ MORE]

Does Biltong Fit Your Diet? The Shocking Answer is YES

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time for a healthier lifestyle, or perhaps you just want to look a few kilos lighter for your highschool reunion. No matter what your motivation may be, finding delicious snacks that fit your diet can be the hardest part. A key part of staying motivated and on-track is the ability to splurge a little on something tasty, but you want to make sure that treat isn’t setting you back, either. Biltong fans far and wide will be thrilled to know that biltong makes an excellent diet snack- and here’s why! [READ MORE]

Biltong vs Jerky – What’s the difference (and does it matter)?

Biltong vs Beef Jerky

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. [READ MORE]