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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Biltong good during pregnancy?

Even though there are many health benefits of eating Biltong during pregnancy, several individuals are skeptical about how safe it is to consume the meat during pregnancy. Consuming Biltong in moderation during pregnancy is safe.

Is Biltong healthy?

Yes, Biltong is a great source of protein, low in fat and low in GI.

Are Biltong and Jerky the same?

No, Jerky is marinated beef that is then smoked or cooked. Whereas biltong is all fresh meat, that is spiced and then air-dried and don’t contain any harmful chemicals.

What are Biltong and Bokkoms?

Biltong is air-dried meat. Bokkoms is a salted, air-dried fish in South Africa.

How Biltong is made?

Biltong is made by cutting meat into big strips, spiced, and put into vinegar to cure. It is then hanged to dry as much as each individual wants it to.

How long does Biltong keep for?

Biltong can last for at least a month to 3 months as it’s cured with vinegar. Biltong should be kept refrigerated. Biltong can also be frozen.

How do you eat Biltong?

Biltong is ready-to-eat when sliced.

How do you pronounce Biltong?

Bil-Tong

How was Biltong discovered?

In the early settler days in South Africa, the boere (farmers) had to trek through South Africa on their carriages. To preserve their meat, and to keep it from going off, they would cure it in vinegar. That is how biltong started out.

How is Biltong different to jerky?

Biltong is spiced and then air dried while Jerky is marinated and smoked.

How does Biltong taste?

Biltong tastes like a good, spiced steak.

How healthy is Biltong?

All biltong is healthy, high source of protein, low in fat and low GI.

How to make a Biltong box?

To make a Biltong box, you will need constant air flow, and heat to dry out the meat.

How to make a Biltong maker?

To make a Biltong box, you will need constant air flow, and heat to dry out the meat.

How is Biltong meat made?

Any cut of meat chosen, cut into thick pieces.

Why does Biltong go white?

Sometimes Biltong will go white, as it has too much salt or its starting to get mouldy.

Why does Biltong go mouldy?

When the biltong is still not dried out enough, or the temperature varies biltong will go mouldy.

Why is Biltong so expensive?

It’s usually a good quality cut of meat, then spiced, and you lose 50% of the weight by drying it that has to factor into the price.

Is Biltong bad for you?

Biltong is not bad for you.

Why is Biltong good for you?

It’s a lean beef which is high in protein.

Why does Biltong not rot?

It’s cured with vinegar.

Why eat Biltong?

Biltong is a good alternative to any diet.

Why is Biltong bad for pregnancy?

Biltong is not bad for pregnancy, but raw meat that is not cured is.

Why use vinegar in Biltong?

To cure the meat

Why is my Biltong too salty?

Too many spices and kept in vinegar too long

When is Biltong ready to eat?

Biltong is ready when its dried on the outside, and still pinkish on the inside.

When is Biltong off?

When it gets really white and mould starts to grow on it.

What meat to use in Biltong?

Any good cut of meat. Topside, Silverside is the most common.

What is Biltong & Droewors?

Droewors is a dried sausage made out of beef and lamb 

What is Biltong spice?

Spices used to make biltong

What is Biltong in Afrikaans?

Biltong

What preserves Biltong?

Vinegar

What is Biltong bites?

Original Biltong stick/snapsticks

Which vinegar for Biltong?

Brown vinegar/malted vinegar

What supermarkets sell Biltong?

Any Mufasa Biltong outlet in Perth

Where to buy Biltong?

Mufasa Biltong in Perth

Where does Biltong originate from?

South Africa

Where to buy Biltong in Sydney?

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Where to buy Biltong in Melbourne?

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Where to store Biltong?

Fridge

Where to buy Biltong in Brisbane?

Mufasa Biltong in Perth sends all over Australia

Where to buy Biltong in Adelaide?

Mufasa Biltong in Perth sends all over Australia

Where to buy Biltong maker?

Mufasa Biltong in Perth

Can biltong go off?

Yes

Can Biltong make you sick?

No

Can Biltong get old?

Biltong just gets drier as it gets older.

Can Biltong make you fat?

Biltong should always be eaten in moderation.

Can Biltong cause gout?

Any red meat has the potential to give you gout if you are prone to gout.

Can Biltong give you worms?

Eating raw meat can give you worms. Biltong is cured, so it won’t give you worms.

Can Biltong be made in a dehydrator?

Yes

Can Biltong be eaten during pregnancy?

Yes

Can Biltong cause food poisoning?

If you buy from an unknown vendor, yes. Biltong should always be bought from Mufasa Biltong.

Can Biltong be brought into Australia?

No

Can you freeze Biltong?

Yes

Is Biltong good for you?

Yes

Biltong uses

Ready to eat, salads, dips

Where to buy Biltong in Canberra?

Mufasa Biltong in Perth sends all over Australia

Where to buy Biltong in Canning Vale?

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Where to buy Biltong in Cannington?

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Can Biltong make you fat?

Biltong is a protein and won’t make you fat if you eat moderately. Biltong is an excellent source of protein for a bulking diet or a lean diet.

Can Biltong make you sick?

Only if you eat Biltong in massive amounts without drinking water, it can upset your stomach.

Can Biltong cause gout?

Biltong is made from red meat, and therefore it can be a reason for gout, but not the sole reason.

Where can we check Biltong for sale?

Visit MufasaBiltong.com

Is Biltong good for dogs?

Biltong can be given to dogs, but we recommend small portions occasionally.

Is Biltong good for babies?

Babies can eat Biltong but can be a choking hazard, so never give babies Biltong without adult supervision. Mufasa biltong’s BILLI BITES and BILTONG LEAFS are miracle teething products for babies.

Is Biltong good for weight loss?

Biltong can be added to a lean diet and is a perfect snack for a lean diet.

Is Biltong good for breakfast?

Absolutely, yes!

Is Biltong good for muscle building?

Biltong is one of the best proteins for muscle building and can be added to any bulking diet.

Can we add Biltong to any diet?

Yes, Biltong can be added to any diet.

Is Biltong safe during pregnancy?

Even though there are many health benefits of eating Biltong during pregnancy, several individuals are skeptical about how safe it is to consume the meat during pregnancy. Consuming Biltong in moderation during pregnancy is safe.

Where to find Biltong near me?

Visit MufasaBiltong.com for your nearest store

Where to find Biltong shop near me?

Visit MufasaBiltong.com for your nearest store

Why is my Biltong too salty?

Your biltong could have been left in the spices for too long.

Where to buy Biltong?

MufasaBiltong.com

Why is my Biltong too dry?

If you find your Biltong is too dry, just shorten your drying process for a day.

Where to buy Biltong in Toowoomba?

MufasaBiltong.com

How to fix a too salty Biltong?

Just add a bit more vinegar to your mix next time, or use less salt. It’s a trial and error game!

Can we use Biltong for toebroodjies?

Absolutely, yes! At Mufasabiltong.com you can buy Biltong powder that is an excellent product for toebroodjies.

Why does my Biltong taste too sour?

If you leave your Biltong in vinegar too long, it will have a vinegar taste.

Is Biltong good for losing weight?

Biltong is an excellent snack and can be added to any diet for either weight loss or bulk.

Which Biltong cut is better, topside or silverside?

Both cuts are excellent cuts for making Biltong.

What is the best cut for fat Biltong?

Silverside is usually your best cut for fat Biltong.

Is dehydrator good in making Biltong?

Dehydrating is very good to ensure all the fog is out of the room, and to ensure your meat dries out without getting mouldy.

Can we eat Biltong without sugar?

Yes, Biltong doesn’t need to have sugar with the spices, although some people like to add sugar to the mix.

Should I need to cut Biltong with the grain?

You need to cut your meat with the grain to ensure the best texture.

Is Biltong good to eat with a peanut butter?

Biltong goes with many sorts of dishes, even in the salad.

Is Biltong good without vinegar?

Biltong without vinegar will go mouldy and won’t cure enough.

Why is my Biltong mouldy?

If your Biltong is mouldy it could be that it didn’t dry out enough. You can use vinegar to remove the mould.

Is Biltong works without salt?

No, Biltong needs salt to cure the meat.

Why is my Biltong has white spots?

It could be a visible example of mould, or salt – remove it by using vinegar.

Biltong without coriander

Coriander brings a distinct taste to biltong and helps to add flavour.

Can we make Biltong with pork?

Yes, you can make Biltong with pork, but it needs to be dried out fully before consumption to avoid getting sick.

Can we add cloves to Biltong?

Yes, cloves can be added to a Biltong spice mix.

Biltong with brisket

It’s not recommended to use brisket — instead, use topside or silverside.

Biltong soup with blue cheese

Biltong is an amazing product to add to a blue cheese soup.

Biltong recipe with Worcester sauce

Visit Youtube to see different recipes for Biltong with Worcester.

Biltong potjie with pasta

Visit Mufasabiltong.com for our biltong potjie recipe

Biltong recipe with saltpetre

Saltpetre can be added to a biltong mix spice to give your meat a more red colour.

Biltong recipe without vinegar

Bacteria can grow on your meat, so it is always advised to use vinegar to kill it. Thus, vinegar helps cure your meat.

Is it okay to dry Biltong with a fan?

Yes, but make sure you cover your Biltong against flies and other insects.

Where to buy Biltong box with fan?

Mufasabiltong.com sells Biltong boxes with fans in them already.

Biltong without sugar

No problem, you can leave the sugar out.

Is it advisable to make Biltong without vinegar?

It’s not advisable to make biltong without vinegar, as vinegar cures your meat.

Biltong without salt

Salt is added to cure your meat and help against mould and other bacteria’s growing.

Biltong without coriander

Coriander brings a distinct taste to Biltong and helps to add flavour.

Biltong box without light

Light or heat is good when making Biltong to speed up the dehydrating process.

Making biltong without salt

Salt is added to cure your meat and help against mould and other bacteria’s growing.

Biltong soup without flour

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes

Biltong vs. Jerky

Biltong is made using only a spice mix, while Jerky is marinated.

Which is healthier, Biltong or Jerky?

Biltong is a much healthier option than Jerky.

Where to order Biltong?

Visit mufasabiltong.com for orders.

 

What is the difference between Droewors and Biltong?

Droewors is a dried-sausage while Biltong is cured meat.

Where to find organic Biltong in Australia?

Visit mufasabiltong.com

Where to find original Biltong spice?

All Mufasa Biltong outlets sell Biltong spices.

Biltong and cheese bread

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes using Biltong.

Biltong and pasta potjie

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes using Biltong.

Biltong and mushroom soup

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes using Biltong.

Biltong and blue cheese quiche

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes using Biltong.

Biltong and blue cheese salad

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes using Biltong.

Biltong and blue cheese soup

Visit mufasabiltong.com for recipes using Biltong.

How does Biltong taste like?

Biltong tastes like a good, spiced steak that is dried out with lots of flavour on the inside.

Is Biltong like beef jerky?

No, Biltong is made by using only spices and vinegar, while jerky is made using a marinade.

Biltong tastes like vinegar

Making Biltong is a trial and error, therefore, just leave your Biltong for a lesser time in the vinegar mix before drying it out.

Is Biltong like Jerky?

No, Biltong is made by using only spices and vinegar, while jerky is made using a marinade.

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