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Biltong Facts — Biltong vs. Beef Jerky RSS



What is the difference between biltong and beef jerky?

While biltong and beef jerky are similar in that they are both dried meats, there are three main differences between the two, namely the ingredients, taste and production process. Biltong and beef jerky use different secondary ingredients Although beef is most commonly used in both biltong and jerky, the beef used in biltong is generally much thicker due to the cut of the meat and slower drying time. Typically biltong meat is cut into strips that are one inch wide – sometimes thicker – where as jerky is normally very thin.  Vinegar, salt and spices are added to biltong and, together with the drying process, cure the meat. Jerky is also dried, but without the addition of vinegar and salt....

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