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What is the Difference Between Biltong and Jerky?

Want to know the difference between biltong and jerky? We have the answer for you¬

Biltong has become a popular protein snack in recent times. Much like beef jerky, it’s tasty, high in protein and is the perfect convenient snack to grab on the go.

Whether you’re working from home or working out at the gym, biltong is the ideal energy snack to see you through the day.

So, what’s the difference between biltong and jerky?

What is biltong?

Biltong is a dried, cured and spiced meat snack, with beef being the most common variant. It is often confused with beef jerky due to the fact that they are both dried meat. However, what makes these two snacks different is how they are made.

Biltong’s recent rise in popularity comes as no surprise – given its high protein content and low kcals! Just look at our Stript Snacks beef biltong – it contains no MSG, no added sugars and is completely gluten free!

Difference Between Biltong and Jerky
Figure 1: goodhousekeeping.com

The difference between biltong and jerky.

Biltong and jerky are both dried, flavoured meat snacks, however, Biltong meat’s production process involves curing, marinating and air drying over a long period of time, taking anything from 24 hours to one week.

Jerky is thin cut and usually roasted or smoked for several hours which can cause a tougher texture as the meat is dehydrated from the cooking and packaging process. Biltong’s marination process in tasty spices gives it a more natural, tender flavour & texture.

And guess what? Biltong is proven to be healthier than beef jerky [1]. It’s lean and high in protein, making it the perfect exercise companion or midday snack at your desk! Biltong’s curing method ensures that the meat maintains its nutritional value.

Choosing a tasty, air-cured meat snack is a win-win for those who want to snack without the guilt. They contain less calories than other healthy snacks on the market – like protein bars – and they taste good too!

We have 2 delicious flavours of 100% Beef Biltong. Try our Red Chilli & Cracked Black Pepper!

Difference Between Biltong and Jerky
Figure 2: Tripsavvy.com

So, how do I get my hands on some Biltong?

Luckily, stocking up on healthy, tasty protein snacks has never been easier online!

Our Stript Snacks are made with100% British and Irish beef and can be ordered through our website and Amazon U.K. You can also get free delivery on all orders over £20!

With Stript Snacks, you can enjoy all these amazing biltong benefits with 13G protein and less than 75 kcals per pack.

SOURCES: https://www.livestrong.com/article/13722794-biltong/