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Biltong is referred to as beef jerky everywhere else in the world, but it’s simply NOT. THE. SAME. THING. Nothing compares to the authentic flavour of proper South African biltong – that spice mix packed with all-important coriander seeds. Biltong can be a lean, high-protein treat, but I like it fatty! That is entirely up to you and the cut of meat you buy. Depending on the amount of time you hang it for, you can enjoy it moist or dry. (I like it moist.)
AND ... Not forgetting the pooches .... I keep a few small pieces of meat aside (skip the spice mix step) and hang as normal. See how they love it!
* I wasn't entirely comfortable about providing nutritional breakdown and macros for my biltong because Freddy Hirsch does not feature them on their food label. There is also a lot of spice that goes unused (after you roll the pieces in the spice mix) so I wasn't going to get accurate data for you. The calculations did, however, come in at 0g carbs per 100g / 3.5oz serving without the spice mix (obvs).
However, I couldn't ignore the mention of dextrose, sucrose and cereal in the Freddy Hirsch ingredients description (see below), so bear this in mind. List below for allergen purposes:
Freddy Hirsch Original Biltong Spice Mix Ingredients:
Salt, coriander (irradiated), white pepper (irradiated), dextrose, sucrose, ascorbic acid, MSG (flavour enhancer), cereal (wheat flour, gluten, Triticum aestivum), flavourings.