Biltong is a meat product thus inherits the nutrition value of the raw meat from which it is made. The meat is dehydrated and usually loses one-third to one-half of its weight during the drying process. This means that when compared by weight to raw meat, medium biltong has a 80% to 100% higher concentration of protein, fat and calories. Because air-drying is far superior to cooking in terms of preserving trace vitamins and minerals, these are present in higher concentrations than in raw meat.

Typically, lean topside beef has 5 grams of fat and 22 grams of protein per 100 grams, therefore medium biltong would have approximately 9 grams of fat and 39 grams of protein per 100 grams.

As can be seen, biltong is an excellent low carbohydrate, high protein snack.

There are 204 calories in a 100 grams serving of The Biltong Shop Lean beef biltong.

Calorie breakdown: 24% fat, 0% carbs, 76% protein

Biltong is ideal for:

  • Pure Protein Power
  • High performance athletes
  • Building muscle and peak performance
  • High Lean Protein – Low Carb lifestyle
  • Campers
  • Hikers
  • Hunters
  • Fishermen
  • Sportsmen and women
  • Diabetics – no sugar
  • Treat Anemia – high iron
  • Lunch packs – kids love it!