FAQ

About Biltong

What started simply as meat preservation for travelers in Southern Africa and ultimately grew into a South African food staple, biltong is now enjoyed daily as the go to snack for millions of people all over the world, including the USA. It’s unique flavor and style is attributed to the process of biltong meat being cured rather than marinated, and air dried, not smoked or cooked, as well as the dry spices that make it ..... that good! This ensures maximum flavor, and a tenderness that makes it delicious and easy to eat. Zbiltong proudly brings to you Authentic South African Biltong! It's the real deal, made with original South African spices, and the same process that has worked so well for 100’s of years. 

Biltong and jerky are both dried meats snacks and have similar appearances, but the commonalities pretty much stop there. 
For starters the taste. Biltong is prepared with a vinegar base and spiced with a coriander, pepper and garlic spice mix. Jerky starts off with a saucy marinade, and usually spiced with sugar and salt.


The process is also different. With biltong being air dried, and prepared with thicker and slightly fattier slices of meat, it generally has a juicier taste and a texture that is softer and easier to eat. Preparing jerky is done with heat, typically from a dehydrator or oven, that leaves it with a drier, tougher and perhaps smokier feel.
Which is better? While the argument can be made for both biltong and jerky, our area of expertise is only biltong. So if you’re asking us….its biltong of course!

We think so. But as with all foods, healthy snacks included, it’s always important to remember moderation, and that’s easier said than done when it comes to biltong. Although considered to be a healthy snack being high in protein and low in carbohydrates, over indulging may cause weight gain, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Always consult your doctor if you have any concerns if biltong is for you.

Yes! ZBiltong is proud to share that all our products are now certified Kosher under MKT (Mehadrin Kashrus of Texas) and HKA (Houston Kashruth Association). All meat is Glatt Kosher and all ingredients used are strictly kosher. Please contact us for more information, including Shechitah.

Only high quality, premium, lean and grass-fed glatt kosher beef will do. All meat used in ZBiltong products is 100% beef.

Yes, very much so. Since the main ingredient of biltong is beef, biltong is rich in protein offering approximately 7 grams of protein per oz! If you’re looking for more protein in your diet, whether for a post workout snack, weight loss diet or even to complete your daily protein requirements, biltong is a straightforward and simple choice. No wonder biltong has become the go to snack (or meal) for so many in recent years.


Sorry, don’t understand the question. Since when is a bag of ZBiltong not finished in one sitting? If for whatever reason you are saving some for later or for someone else, simply close the bag with the built in zipper creating an airtight seal, and leave in a temperature controlled, cool place. For anything longer than two days, either place in the fridge or empty the contents into a brown paper lunch bag and roll it up. But we doubt these steps will be necessary.




Ordering Information

Your Zbiltong order will typically be prepared and ready for pick up/shipping within two business days. Shipping time is between 2-5 business days, depending on how far from Texas we are sending your precious biltong packages to.

. Please note: We prefer for our biltong to spend as little time on the road as neccassary. Therefpre we try to ship all biltong orders on Mondays or Tuesdays, thus preventing any packages from spending time over a weekend in a shipping facility.

At Zbiltong, we are doing our best to keep the shipping costs down, and make the buying process as affordable as possible for you.
For orders $30 or less: $5 with USPS First-Class Mail.
For orders up to $60: $7 with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground.
For orders up to $150: $9 with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground.
For all orders above $150: $13 with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground.

Let us know. Email us at sales@zbiltong.com and someone will get back to you within 24 hours with an update. We will do our best to make sure your order always arrives promptly, and if for any reason it doesn’t, we will gladly make it up to you.

Yes, yes and yes. If you have something specific in mind such as drier or wetter pieces, whole sticks, thicker cuts, flaming hot, or large quantities orders, we will do our best to make it happen. Email sales@zbiltong.com to place your order of choice. Minimum order required.

Yes we do! For all biltong lovers and enthusiasts, whether you are looking for Kosher Biltong or not, Zbiltong offers the widest range of Kosher certified biltong related products in the USA. These include traditional biltong, spicy biltong, chili bites, droewors, spicy droewors, biltong slabs and fire poppers! Try one, try all! 

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