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Jerky: Jerky does not require special storage other than to keep in a container that will allow some airflow. The jerky will continue to dry out over time so we suggest it is stored in an air tight bag in the freezer for storage of more than two weeks from opening.
Moist & Medium Biltong can be kept for one to two days in the fridge after opening, and then should be stored in the freezer to keep fresh. Store in an airtight zip lock bag in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.
Snap Sticks & Dry Biltong Can be kept in an ambient environment in a container that allows some airflow. For storage of more than two weeks, products should be placed in an airtight bag and stored in the freezer to avoid flavour deterioration.
Droewors: Droewors can be stored for up to one week in the fridge, however this will continue to dry the droewors out. Ideally store in the freezer in an airtight bag and defrost in the fridge overnight.
Whilst the history of these two products goes back hundreds of years (some believe starting with Aztecs), dried meat was a way of preserving meat the hunters had collected, to ensure they had food in the months to come, as they had no refrigeration. Biltong was believed to have originated in South Africa using local spices and salt to preserve the meat. Biltong products are much more about the flavour and texture of the meat, subtly enhanced using our secret spice rub. Generally dried anywhere from 1-10 days depending on how dry you like it and the thickness of the cut of meat.
Jerky on the other hand has a different flavour and texture. The origin of the word Jerky is derived from the native American word “Charqui” which literally means ‘to burn meat’, but don’t worry, we don’t burn anything! Our beef Jerky Beef is cut into thinner steaks and dried for only 1-2 days. Jerky is about adding a great deal of delicious flavours and marinades, leaving you wanting more. D.jays offers Jerky in Traditional, Chilli, Smokey and Extra Hot Chilli flavours.