We hear these questions all the time: What is Droewors? What makes Biltong better than beef jerky? What is Boerewors? Why are you so handsome? (Ok fine, that last one we only really hear at mom’s house). Learn more about our products below.
What is Biltong?
Premium Cuts of Tender Beef
Pronounced bil-toNGBiltong is a traditional South African recipe beef snack that is crafted with premium cuts of beef. Ayoba-Yo Biltong has zero sugar, is high in protein with delicious natural beef flavor, and a texture combination that falls somewhere between jerky and prosciutto. The process is simple, yet delicate. We start with the finest cuts of beef and spice it to perfection using an old family recipe, we then marinate the slab of beef and air dry it for over fourteen days. We then carefully slice the slab into thin, tender bite-size pieces. Just like our South African ancestors, we use no artificial ingredients and only clean, natural spices. It’s perfect for a quick bite, meal replacement, or a post-workout snack. Ayoba-Yo Biltong also has More Protein Than Jerky!
What is Droëwors?
Premium Handcrafted Beef Sticks
Pronounced dru-eh-vorsDroëwors is an artisinal dried beef stick that is made with 100% beef and contains no sugar. As with our Biltong, we start with premium cuts of beef that are finely ground and spiced with only coriander, cloves, salt and pepper. The mix is then carefully hand-stuffed into a natural casing and hung to dry for over five days. The result is a delicious, high protein treat that makes the perfect road trip or adventure snack that can be eaten anywhere.!
What is Boerewors?
South African Sausage. Farmer's Sausage.
Pronounced boo-reh-VorsBoerewors is a traditional South African recipe sausage that is made of beef and pork. The word translates from Afrikaans into English as "Farmers' Sausage". Just like our ancestors, we use no artificial flavorings or preservatives and no fillers. Boerewors' secret ingredient is coriander, which sets it apart from any other sausage and gives it the authentic South African taste. We also offer boerewors in Beef Only.
How is Biltong Different from Jerky?
The most important difference between Biltong and jerky lies in the drying process. Making Biltong is a two week-long process where the beef is air-dried without any heat, compared to jerky which uses a dehydrator or oven at a low temperature.
Biltong also has a variety of all-natural ingredients which enhance the flavor and helps cure the meat.
Another unique difference between Biltong and jerky is the taste. Biltong, which isn’t smoked like traditional jerky or covered in a marinade of bbq or teriyaki. Biltong is crafted from the best cuts of beef while using traditional South African spices which give it a naturally flavorful taste.
The last difference between Biltong and jerky is the thickness of meat used when curing the meat. Biltong can be much thicker than jerky during the curing process making it take longer to make but giving it a much juicier taste. You can learn more by reading our Blog Post.
What ingredients are used?
Spicy Biltong: Beef, Sea Salt, Coriander, Pepper, Worcestershire Powder, Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper.
Droëwors: Beef, Sea Salt, Coriander, Pepper Cloves, Water.
Beef & Pork Boerewors: Beef, Pork, Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Sea Salt, Coriander, Water, Pepper, Nutmeg, Cloves.
Beef Boerewors: Beef, Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Sea Salt, Coriander, Water, Pepper, Nutmeg, Cloves.
Spice Blend: Coriander, Worcestershire Powder, Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper.