>> Difference between Jerky and Biltong?

Biltong is air dried, whilst jerky is baked and or smoked with flavours. Jerky is also traditionally allot thinner and drier than biltong, with biltong being more moist. As Biltong is air dried, all the enzymes in the meat are intact and living, which is good for you! Biltong's main drying process involves; spices, salt and vinegar. When jerky is made vinegar does not generally get used. Biltong takes approximately 3-5 days to dehydrate and will loose up to 50-60% of moisture, keeping all the vitamins, iron and mineral content. Whereas jerky can be dried in around 6-12 hours by baking in an oven, smoker or a dehydrator. Jerky is normally seasoned with a marinade or rub (spice blend) then sliced and dried. 

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>> When will my biltong get sent out

Biltong is shipped out on Monday - Thursday, we don't ship on Friday as it will be stuck at the post office or depot over the weekend.

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>> How should I store my biltong

Biltong should be stored in the fridge after being opened, we recommend consuming your fresh biltong within 3 days after opening. The oxygen absorbers in the packet, helps remove oxygen within the bag, try keep the bag sealed when you are not snacking away, especially in hot humid areas.

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>> Looks like mould is on my biltong

Depending on how dry your biltong is, mould may according due to a number of factors. The drier your biltong is, the less chance it will spoil as the water loss is greater than wet biltong. Your climate can also cause mould to grow, humid areas will experience a greater risk of mould developing on biltong, as the meat will sweat. If you notice any mould, remove the piece/s from the bag as they will cause the rest of the biltong to spoil. Again make sure the bag is sealed and refrigerated after being opened.

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