|What is biltong? Essentially, biltong is a thick beef steak that has been spiced, salted and gently air-dried.|
Is biltong the same as Jerky? We're sure glad you asked! Simply put, biltong is salted, spiced and slowly air-dried at a cool temperature which means the meat does not cook, it just loses it's moisture, leaving behind mostly flavour and protein (and a bit of water).
Jerky is typically salted, sugared, soya'd, flavoured (non-naturally), smoked and cooked and loaded with all kinds of 'stuff'. Some people like still like it. We are not those people. We like biltong.
|Is biltong a good source of protein? Yep, it certainly is. Gram for gram biltong packs a punch and is generally about 50% protein - depending on how wet or dry the biltong is. The drier the biltong the higher the protein. The wetter the biltong the less the protein (gram for gram). During the biltong curing process the salt draws out the moisture (water) from the meat. The protein value does not change much during this process but as the moisture is released the higher the protein value becomes. We don't particularly like biltong that is extremely dry so we aim to keep a good balance of protein and soft meat for pure eating pleasure.|
Is sugar added to Runder Biltong? We do use vinegar in our biltong-making process which contains natural sugars. Do we add sugar into our biltong making process? NOT ONE SINGLE BIT OF SUGAR IS ADDED.
|When does my package get sent if I order on the weekend? If you place an order after 11:30 am on a Thursday or through the weekend, we will only prepare your order on the Monday to prevent your biltong from sitting idle somewhere in the shipping process over the weekend. During the week (Mon- Thurs) orders are generally dispatched same day but depending on the time of your order being received it may be dispatched the following day. Orders within The Netherlands are usually delivered within 3 working days.|
|Does Runder ship biltong into the EU. We ship throughout the EU but this unfortunately excludes Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. These countries have strict customs processes and thus can often result in customs holding the package for up to 30 days. This is not a viable option for sending food items as the product has potential to spoil.|