Brooklyn Biltong is on a mission to bring its beloved South African beef jerky to American consumers, while also making a positive impact within its local community. Company co-founder Ben van den Heever grew up in South Africa eating Biltong jerky, and he began the company with his wife Emily as a way to share their passion for the salty snack.
Biltong differs from traditional beef jerky in that it is an all-natural, more tender bite of steak. MSG, gluten and nitrate free, the South African jerky is made entirely from grass-feed beef. The company suggests that its product is perfect for a post-workout meal or even growing toddlers because it is high in protein and low in fat.
Brooklyn Biltong is not only looking to win over consumers with its product, but the company is also trying to give back to the Brooklyn community by distributing 10 percent of its physical product to local organizations.