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
- Sportsmen and women
- Diabetics – no sugar
- Treat Anemia – high iron
- Lunch packs – kids love it!