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!
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.
If you saw the headline and thought, “Wait, isn’t biltong already preserved?’ then this is the article for you! Although biltong is a dried meat, which means it’s low-hassle to store and will last for a long time when treated right, there’s still a few things you need to know to get the very best from your biltong.
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.