Why is biltong not just for men?

Biltong with its nature of being a meat snack has tended to be viewed as a snack that is mostly eaten by men and especially those that play rugby.  But why should it be a snack exclusively for men, when it is high in protein and low in fat and makes a perfect snack for women too?

That’s why we’re going to bust some of the myths around it.

What is it?

biltong hanging roomBiltong is a dried meat snack. Our Cruga Biltong and is made by being marinated herbs and spices plus some salt and sugar which acts as a preservative.  It is then air-dried and hand picked, to create a tasty snack that comes in a ready to eat pack.

How many calories and how much protein’s in biltong?

Cruga Biltong is high in protein and lower in calories than other snacks, and it is also gluten free.

In each 35g pack of biltong it contains 54% protein and only 97 calories per pack and fits perfectly into the new guidelines of eating snacks with less than 100 calories.  Plus, you don’t have to eat the pack all at once.

How does biltong compare to other snacks?

Cruga Biltong how it compares to other snacks


What is Cruga Biltong made from?

We use beef silverside, to create our biltong.  We only use the whole muscle, so you can be sure of the freshest product being used in the biltong you snack on.  All our biltong is hand crafted to an original South African recipe which includes herbs and spices such as garlic, paprika and coriander plus some salt and a little sugar to help preserve the beef.

We explain more about the beef we use in the following here.

Where can you buy biltong?

You can pick up a packet of Cruga Biltong just about everywhere you go: supermarkets, petrol forecourts, convenience stores, vending machines, cafes and online.  Plus, with biltong having a shelf life of 12 months and not needing refrigerated you can stock up and keep a pack in your bag for any snack emergency. Find out our full list of stockists here.

Where to eat biltong?

That’s the great thing about biltong is that you can eat it anywhere.  On your daily commute, to beat the 3pm hunger pangs, post-workout, take it with you on a picnic, enjoy it with friends (goes great with a gin or a craft beer), exploring the outdoors, take it on holiday, save a stash in your desk drawer, add it to your packed lunch…the options are endless.  We’d love to hear where you enjoy yours.

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