Beef jerky is a popular snack, offering a healthy option for those looking for something to eat on the go. Jerky is not to be confused with beef biltong from South Africa. Biltong is also a dried meat, but the process, thickness and meats used differ from that of beef jerky. Though there may be a lot of differences, there are many similarities between these two dried meat snacks.
There are many different kinds of beef jerky available on the market today. You will find a variety of flavors and meat selections, in addition to a near endless supply of brands. But how do you know you are getting the best beef jerky there is available? Everything from meat cuts to ingredients and drying process to flavors contribute to making the best beef jerky there is.