Biltong – Mighty Meaty
Jack Links offer snacks which are healthy and full of delicious umami. Biltong is a traditional food and it’s been around for centuries in one form or another.
European settlers arriving in southern Africa in the early 17th century used vinegar as the meat-preserving medium along with saltpetre which prevents botulism; in addition, traditional drying methods were used to preserve the meat. Wild game was in plentiful supply in South Africa. Biltong was born from the meat carried by the Dutch as they moved from the Cape Colony further into Southern Africa.
South African flavour of the Great Trek
Jack Links Biltong uses a marinade to replicate the original South African flavour of the Great Trek. They use quality cuts of beef seasoned with a family recipe. The beef strips are slowly air-dried and cut into thin slices. It’s a snack which is high in protein, and low in sugar. It takes 250g of beef to make each and every 100g of Biltong! Biltong is never smoked and has spirit vinegar as a key and historically correct ingredient. Biltong also benefits from a slower drying process than the more often seen beef jerky.
If you are looking for a meaty chew then Jack Links Biltong will most certainly fit the bill. It will likely be popular with everybody …well, except vegetarians.