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 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 most of their weight from water evaporation and at least 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.
100% Grass-fed and finished Organic Beef and never concentrated into feedlots because Barbell are committed to providing the healthiest and most sustainably farmed beef in Australia. They're proud to be partnering with OBE Organic Australia who's cattle feast on more than 250 species of native grasses and herbaceous plants, choosing the diets that nature intended.
OBE place a strong emphasis on animal welfare and their cattle graze on pastures, free from synthetic chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides. All OBE beef are certified organic, which assures sustainable farming practices are implemented, which is better for the environment, the animal and you.
The benchmark (classic spices) is our classic biltong spice and when we first tasted this recipe our faces were beaming with grins - we had struck gold. We nicknamed this spice, the benchmark, as it well and truly set the standard for the best biltong we had ever had.
The burn (chilli spices) is our mild chilli spice and abides by the keep it simple stupid principle - we simply added a lot of f#&king chilli to our classic benchmark biltong.
Our carnivore (sea salt) biltong is for those who want to keep it plain and simple and is only spiced with sea salt, so it's perfect for those following the carnivore diet. It's also a great snack for the kids if they find our other biltong flavours too spicy.
Cut into bite-size pieces, our biltong is made to be eaten on the go - freeing up more time for the things you love.
Free from preservatives, dairy, gluten, soy and sugar, our benchmark biltong has a 12 month best before date and is best kept in the pantry or fridge.
|Serving Size: 30 G||Per Serve|
|Fat, total||6.78 g|
|- saturated||3 g|
|- trans||0.27 g|
|- polyunsaturated||0.18 g|
|- monounsaturated||3 g|
|Carbohydrate||< 1 g|
|- sugars||< 1 g|
|Vitamin B12||0.84 ug|
|Nutritional information based on The Benchmark (Classic Spices) flavour. May vary for other flavours|
|Ingredients (Chilli spices): Organic grass-fed & finished Australian beef, gluten-free white vinegar, sea salt, coriander seeds, chilli, black pepper, cloves and cayenne pepper.|
|Ingredients (Classic spices): Organic grass-fed & finished Australian beef, gluten-free white vinegar, sea salt, coriander seeds, black pepper, cloves and cayenne pepper.|
|Ingredients (Sea salt): Organic grass-fed & finished Australian beef, gluten-free white vinegar and sea salt.|