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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Biltong is ready-to-eat when sliced.

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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.

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

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Biltong tastes like a good, spiced steak.

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

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

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

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Any cut of meat chosen, cut into thick pieces.

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

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

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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.

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Biltong is not bad for you.

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

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It’s cured with vinegar.

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Biltong is a good alternative to any diet.

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

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To cure the meat

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Too many spices and kept in vinegar too long

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

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

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

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Droewors is a dried sausage made out of beef and lamb

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Spices used to make biltong

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Original Biltong stick/snapsticks

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Brown vinegar/malted vinegar

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Any Mufasa Biltong outlet in Perth

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Biltong just gets drier as it gets older.

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Biltong should always be eaten in moderation.

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

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

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

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Ready to eat, salads, dips

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Absolutely, yes!

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

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Yes, Biltong can be added to any diet.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Both cuts are excellent cuts for making Biltong.

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Silverside is usually your best cut for fat Biltong.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No, Biltong needs salt to cure the meat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visit Youtube to see different recipes for Biltong with Worcester.

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Visit Mufasabiltong.com for our biltong potjie recipe

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

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

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

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

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No problem, you can leave the sugar out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Biltong is a much healthier option than Jerky.

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

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All Mufasa Biltong outlets sell Biltong spices.

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

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

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

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