What is Biltong and why is it considered a delicacy?

Biltong is beef silverside that is air-dried and marinated to a traditional South African recipe of rock salt, pepper, coarsely ground coriander and vinegar. The meat is then air-dried in our unique drying room and then hand picked before being sliced ready to enjoy.biltong hanging room

Biltong is made using prime cuts of beef silverside. Biltong is typically sold as long fillets of meat or more commonly as flat pieces cut across the grain of the meat that are in a ready to snack pack. It has a very distinctive taste following its lengthy preparation procedure and has therefore become a traditional South African delicacy enjoyed by many as a snack,  at sporting events, when training, as a mid-afternoon snack or at home watching TV.biltong-cropped

The history of biltong goes back to the Dutch Voortrekkers travelling from the Cape inland into South Africa. They needed food to sustain themselves and realised that the only way to preserve meat, was to hang it out to dry.

Today, our Cruga Biltong is available from major supermarkets, conveniences stores, petrol forecourts and online.

Cruga Biltong is also high in protein, low in fat and gluten free and is the perfect guilt free snack.

Cruga Biltong how it compares to other snacks

Find out more about Cruga Biltong from our other blogs:

How can you include biltong as part of a healthy diet?

5 things you always want to know about biltong

Why you should have biltong in your diet

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