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Why Jerky is a Food You Should be Eating


Aug. 11, 2017 2:05 pm

The next time you need a snack to bring to a party, hiking or just hanging out, grab your Dehydrator and whip up some jerky. Even though it's a wildly underrated snack, it brings way more to the table than most snacks because it's savory, salty, and healthy.




Jerky is a Low-Carb, High Protein Food
Studies have shown that a high protein, low carb diet can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Protein keeps your metabolism running smoothly and leaves you feeling satisfied, keeping cravings at a minimum.

No Unnatural Chemicals or Preservatives
Jerky, especially homemade, is free of unnatural dyes, chemicals and weird preservatives. Typically, jerky only has three ingredients-meat, cure, and spices. Making your own jerky is an easy way to control the chemicals you and your family put into your bodies.
Ground Beef ready for Dehyration

Satisfy Your Salt Cravings, Without Going Overboard
It doesn't matter how healthy your diet is, salty food cravings are real. Don't overdo it with unhealthy snacks like potato chips, cheese puffs or pizza. Quash your salt cravings with a serving of beef jerky, it'll satisfy your taste for salty foods while actually giving your body fuel.

Jerky is Easy to Bring Anywhere
There's a reason hikers and cyclists use jerky to keep moving throughout the day. It's lightweight and easy to carry, just keep it in a plastic Tupperware container or zipper bag for up to two weeks.


There's Endless Flavor Options
Create unique flavor varieties that can be mixed and matched with Nesco's variety of seasonings. Find your favorite flavor or mix them together to create your own unique blend. You can also experiment with different types of meat, like turkey, bison or even tofu. Experimenting with different flavors and textures lets you find the perfect blend that suits you best. Jerky is the pizza of the snack meat world, there's a million different varieties and they're always great. 

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