What is Biltong?
THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Biltong is an incredibly lean, high Protein dried meat, ideal for those who enjoy a healthy snack on the go. Getting down to basics, Biltong is a strip of dried meat, which evolves from a delicate process of marinating, seasoning and drying. Famously known as a stable part of South African Lifestyle. Biltong was originally made outdoors in the South African bushveld, naturally dried and hung from a tree over the course of a few days. Although very natural, this wasn't the most hygienic of ways, so commercially Biltong is now made in large dehydrators.
Only using the finest cuts of beef, Biltong is sliced and then dried with vinegar and salt, then hung in ‘biltong boxes’ at very low temperatures to avoid over-drying, meaning that even the highest of Biltong aficionados can't tell the differences between this and their wild air drying version. Once dried, it lands into the hand of THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Nutritional Gurus. Here, they add the best kept secret of spice blends to make the insane flavours we all love. One serving of this incredible cured meat provides 42.6g of Protein, 6.7g of Fat, and 5.9g of Carbs, as well as a heap load of other nutrients.
What's the difference between Biltong and Beef Jerky?
Biltong and Beef Jerky are both part of the same Dried Meats family, they contain some very important fine details, that may help you choose between the two. The main differences between the two comes down to its ingredients, taste and production process. Firstly the texture.
Biltong is typically a thicker cut of meat compared to Beef Jerky, It’s also air dried rather than cooked, causing Biltong to have a thicker, higher moist complex than Beef Jerky. During the production, Biltong is marinated in vinegar and salt helping to cure and lock in the nutritionals giving it a tasty meaty flavour, whereas jerky is cooked, giving it a slight smoky taste. The nutritional breakdown of Beef jerky and Biltong are very similar, both contain a heap load of nutrients and protein, though as Biltong contains both higher protein and fat content, due to it being a different cut of meat.
Biltong Health Benefits?Used by the indigenous people of South Africa for years, there's a reason why it has maintained its presence in daily diets of not just South Africans but also athletes worldwide. As we’ve described Biltong goes through a careful drying process, allowing the meat to store all its nutritional health benefits for those that love to keep a healthy and fit lifestyle. Take a look below at how Biltong could help you on your journey for fitness freedom, and what nutrients can be found in this mighty meat.
- Protein - Contributes to the maintenance of muscles mass.
- Zinc - Contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism, macronutrient metabolism.
- Fibre - Contributes to normal bowel function.
- Iron - Contributes to cognitive function, energy yielding metabolism, and normal oxygen transport around the body.
- Vitamin B12 - Has a role in the process of cell division and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Amino Acids -Contains Taurine, Carnitine and Creatine shown to contribute to muscle mass and energy production
Why Buy Biltong?
If you're looking to beef up your Protein intake while being able to enjoy a healthy on the go snack then Biltong could be for you. Providing your body with a heap load of nutritional benefits, adding this to your diet could see you reach your fitness goals quicker than ever. Simply add it to your bag for a perfect commuting companion, or pop it on your desk to save you from the dreaded macro killer of boredom eating. If the original flavour doesn’t Exercise Your Taste Buds™ then spice it up with our insane flavour blends including Chilli Chutney, Peri Peri Hot, and Teriyaki.
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Much better value at £4 for 100g then paying £3 for 50g in the supermarkets and much better quality meat. Less fat and more protein content.
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Consume our Biltong any time of day or night as a high protein snack to increase your protein intake.
Q. When should I take Biltong?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals but we'd recommend it any time you need a high protein snack.
Q. What are main reasons for using Biltong?
A. To provide a healthy, nutritious and high protein snack to your diet.
Q. Are all Biltong products the same no matter what brand you use?
A. The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Beef Jerky?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking Biltong.
Q. Can I use my Biltong with other things?
A. Yes absolutely. Biltong is a great protein snack but it would go very well when included in a diet with any other TPW™ supplements.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Biltong?
A. Anyone wanting to achieve the benefits of a high protein diet or looking for healthy food snacks.