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    I've eaten a number of bags of jerky from these people: Coan | Biltong and Jerky - no MSG, no artificial flavours and no nut, wheat or gluten.

    Does anyone know of other suppliers?
    Paul
    http://www.pjgh.co.uk
    http://www.livingintheiceage.co.uk

    "... needs more fish!"

  • #2
    Originally posted by pjgh View Post
    I've eaten a number of bags of jerky from these people: Coan | Biltong and Jerky - no MSG, no artificial flavours and no nut, wheat or gluten.

    Does anyone know of other suppliers?
    Yes, Susmans:

    Susmans Best Beef Biltong Co Ltd - Home Page

    Unfortunately, although they do springbok, ostrich, etc., the only biltong they do that hasn't got flavourings in is the beef. I mean, why do I want hydrolysed vegetable protein added to my ostrich meat? It is grassfed Scotch beef. I have stopped buying it though, because they do add sugar. There's probably not much in there, but I'm past the point where I'll put up with anyone adding sugar to my meat. The same may apply to the people you quote—since they what don't say is "no sugar".

    I think in general it's best to look for the name "biltong" rather than the name "jerky". They mean the same and probably originally were the same—just dried strips of meat and nothing else. Nowadays, "jerky" has become a code-word for "over-spiced and contains lots of crap besides".

    You could try googling with a judicious selection of search terms. I just tried "organic biltong"—purely in the basis that anyone who's wants an organic product probably doesn't want additives either. That did find me this:

    Organic Beef Biltong - dry beef snacks - Organic Meat & Food @ Laverstoke Park

    That seems to be just beef, salt, pepper, and coriander. That's more like it. It looks like it has a decent amount of fat on, too. I notice the people you posted—Coan—actually boast that theirs is lean. All in line with the mythology of the Conventional Wisdom I guess—besides giving a longer shelf-life to those little plastic packets they're using.

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    • #3
      I have had some nice jerky from biltongcompany.co.uk - I think there may be some sugar but no other nasties. Lovely and chewy and spicy.

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      • #4
        I can cope with a little sugar - it's not like I've ever wolfed down litres of soda

        I think Coan's brand have sugar in, too ... I would check, but I've eaten the box of 10 I just bought mail order I'll send them an e-mail pointing them to a real market niche that I am sure they would want to exploit! Paleo Jerky. If you guys enjoy another brand, spread the word - let them know that more people would be interested if they were to run a no sugar line.
        Paul
        http://www.pjgh.co.uk
        http://www.livingintheiceage.co.uk

        "... needs more fish!"

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        • #5
          Liz Hurley makes beef jerky

          Liz Hurley's guilt-free beef jerky | Life and style | The Guardian

          But Shane is puttingg his weight loss down to shakes.

          'Wax-work' Warnie whipped into shape - but not by Liz

          Either way he looks really strange.
          Life. Be in it.

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          • #6
            Have a go at making your own, it's easy, you can make up your own flavours and it's a hell of a lot cheaper

            I've used cuts from brisket, to beef heart to sirloin, and to be honest once it's jerky and you've added some flavour (I usually soak mine in a little tamarin sauce and a healthy sprinkling of ground black pepper) you can't tell the difference between the cuts. Another flavour I'm playing with at the moment is fresh lime and ground/flaked chilli & cacao nibs.

            Bits with fat are lovely and juicy, but apparently you should use lean meat because the fat can go rancid. But my jerky never hangs around long enough for that to happen

            My two nieces (9 & 3) can't get enough of it! The bigger and chewier the bits the better as far as they're concerned.
            Last edited by Misabi; 08-05-2011, 03:09 PM.
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            • #7
              Misabi
              in my local supermarket, they sell carpaccio, very thin slices of beef, that are meant to be eaten raw. Do you think I could use that and put it in a low oven?
              Life. Be in it.

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              • #8
                You could, but you'd have to keep a very close eye on it or it could easily get very dry and crunchy.
                The batch I made last week was sirloin that I'd sliced some too thinly ( 2 to 3 mm) which tasted great but ended up snapping rather than just bending and tearing, as it should. I think that's why I prefer the bigger chunks, they stay chewier.

                But as long as all the pieces that you're drying are the same thickness it should be easier to manage.

                Set your oven on the fan oven setting if it has it, temp around 50 to 60 degrees C and leave the door open a little, as you want the air flow to wick away the moisture.
                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                Originally posted by tfarny
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                • #9
                  I'm going to try it. Thanks
                  Life. Be in it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Belforte View Post
                    That it! I'm getting some of that!

                    Liz would be better off dumping that odd guy and running off with me
                    Paul
                    http://www.pjgh.co.uk
                    http://www.livingintheiceage.co.uk

                    "... needs more fish!"

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                    • #11
                      Yeah but he has changed since he met her...she has done that to him. I cant stand the guy but he looks so strange...

                      But it would be quite romantic, her making you jerky and feeding it you.... in a leopard print dress...very primal...something like this

                      Life. Be in it.

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                      • #12
                        Sweet!
                        Paul
                        http://www.pjgh.co.uk
                        http://www.livingintheiceage.co.uk

                        "... needs more fish!"

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                        • #13
                          amazing recording studio...

                          It's a super site all regarding their sound, studio and recording techniques is there ... I was so amazed myself and my band. I would definitely suggest these guys.
                          They really understand what they're doing. It is at more than the professional level. They made us a very good deal. v3sound | Nahrávacie

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                          • #14
                            great recording studio...

                            It's a amazing site all regarding their sound, studio and recording techniques is there ... I was so amazed myself and my band. I would surely recommend these guys.
                            They really know what they're doing. It is at more than the professional level. They made us a very good price. v3sound | Nahrávacie

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                            • #15
                              super recording studio...

                              It's a amazing site all regarding their sound, studio and recording techniques is there ... I was so surprised myself and my band. I would definitely recommend these guys.
                              They really know what they're doing. It is at more than the professional level. They made us a very good deal. v3sound | Nahrávacie

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