Biltong is a traditional South African food, where large beef steaks are marinated in vinegar, spiced and then hung to air dry in a controlled environment at ambient temperatures.
Oh, so it's like jerky right?
Hell no!! Most jerky is very processed, where thin strips of meat are covered in artificial sauces and then dried at high temperatures over a few hours. To be frank, we've never been jerky fans as most jerky is loaded with preservatives, sugars, and other bad stuff. Barbell Biltong is healthier, cheaper and tastier than jerky and contains no preservatives, dairy, gluten, soy or added sugar.
It takes 10 days to dry our biltong to perfection and no heat is used to cook the meat during this process. This gives it a much softer texture than jerky. During this time, the steaks lose more than 62% of their original weight from water evaporation. This means that more than 2.6kg of organic grass-fed Australian beef is used to make 1kg of Barbell Biltong. What's left is a convenient and dense source of protein that tastes great.
By sourcing the healthiest beef possible and by avoiding preservatives, our biltong differs from most in that it's made with a health focus in mind. We use biltong to compliment our own lifestyles as the perfect high protein, low carb, real food that’s 100% paleo.
Because we're committed to providing the healthiest and most ethically farmed beef in Australia, we're proud to be partnering with Australian Organic Meats (AOM).
AOM place a strong emphasis on animal welfare and their cattle graze on pastures, free from synthetic chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides. This means that sustainable farming practices are implemented, which is better for the environment, the animal and you.
AOM's beef is certified under the Organic Federation of Australia.