Common Myths About Jerky

There are still more questions than answers when you mention jerky to family and friends.  With questions like….

What is it?
Is it good for you?
How do you eat jerky and biltong?
What does it taste of?
Isn’t it just for American cowboys?!

We’d like to share the answers and explain more about what jerky is and why you consider adding it to your list of snacks.

What is it?

Put simply, jerky is whole cuts of muscle that are sliced, marinated in store cupboard ingredients  (soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and herbs) and then slowly cooked and smoked. After the smoking process, they jerky is then sliced into bite-size pieces and put into the packets you see on the supermarket shelf.

Is it good for you?

Jerky is a high protein snack. It’s also gluten free, low in calories, carbs and fat. We don’t just dabble in beef either, we also make jerky from chicken and salmon. Our salmon jerky is high in Omega 3. Is it good for you_

Protein is also an appetite suppressant so our jerky keeps you filled up between meals.

How do you eat jerky?

Jerky is the perfect on-the-go snack.  It comes in a ready to eat pack that you can pop in your bag and take anywhere; on the commute to work, out on a day trip with family and friends or on a long expedition.

 

Jerky is ideal to snack on at any time of the day and it comes in a range of flavours from Honey BBQ to Chilli- you’ll find a flavour you like.

Jerky is easy to store with a long shelf life (minimum 12 months) and it does not need to be refrigerated. Just store at room temperature and eat within three days of opening.

Why not try adding it to your favourite recipes?

What does it taste of?

This can depend on the flavour; Jalapeno beef jerky is spicy, but slightly sweet, whereas salmon jerky is quite fresh in its flavour and a light snack to WHAT DOES IT TASTE OF_enjoy.

The best way to try is to pick up a pack and share it.  You’ll open a whole new world of snacking!

 

 

 

 

Check out our blogs for more

Our Guide to Protein

Beat the Winter Blues – Paul Addicott’s Guide to Running in the Winter

Learn About the Craft of Making Jerky

 

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