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What is Biltong?

What is Biltong?

Biltong is a popular dried meat snack that originated in South Africa. It is made from strips of lean beef that are cured and dried, resulting in a flavorful and protein-packed snack that is perfect for on-the-go snacking or as a tasty addition to your favorite dishes. But what exactly is biltong, and how is it made?

Biltong is made from high-quality cuts of beef, typically the sirloin or silverside, which are trimmed of fat and sliced into long, thin strips. The strips are then seasoned with a blend of spices, including coriander, salt, and pepper, and sometimes vinegar or other flavorings, depending on the recipe. The seasoned meat is then left to marinate for several hours, allowing the flavors to permeate the meat.

After marinating, the meat is hung up to dry in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. Traditionally, biltong was hung in a warm, dry place with a gentle breeze, but today, it is more commonly dried in a dehydrator or oven. The drying process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the desired texture and level of dryness. The result is a chewy, flavorful snack that can be stored for several months without refrigeration.

Biltong is often compared to beef jerky, but there are some key differences between the two. While both are dried meat snacks, biltong is typically thicker and chewier than beef jerky. It is also seasoned with a different blend of spices, giving it a unique flavor profile that sets it apart from other dried meat snacks.

In addition to being a tasty snack, biltong is also a good source of protein and other nutrients. It is low in fat and carbohydrates, making it an ideal snack for anyone following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Biltong can be enjoyed on its own as a snack, or it can be used as a flavorful ingredient in a variety of dishes, from salads to sandwiches to stews.

At Manly Man Co., we pride ourselves on offering the finest selection of biltong, made from 100% grass-fed beef that is free from antibiotics and hormones. We offer a variety of different flavors of biltong, including Lemon Pepper Grass Fed Biltong, Steakhouse Grass Fed Biltong, Peri Peri Chile Grass Fed Biltong, and Hickory Grass Fed Biltong, so you can find the perfect flavor to suit your tastes.

In conclusion, biltong is a delicious and nutritious snack that is enjoyed by people around the world. And when it comes to finding the best selection of high-quality biltong, there's no better place to shop than Manly Man Co. With a wide range of different flavors, packaging options, and gift sets available, we have everything you need to enjoy this delicious snack and more. So why wait? Visit us online today and start exploring our selection of biltong and other meat-centric gifts!

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