WHAT IS JERKY?

Back in the day, Native Americans preserved meats by curing and smoking them while living their nomadic livestyle. This dried meat had the name “ch�arki”, a name derived from the Quechuan language of the Incas. Over the years ch’arki evolved into what we know and love today … “jerky”.

PIONEERS

Our ancestors and the pioneers of North America learned of jerky through Native Americans. While on long journeys they found jerky to be a nutritious and durable source of food. It was also used in trade by the Native Americans to procure commodities from the early settlers.

HERE and NOW

Jerky is now consumed mainly as a tasty snack. However, just as in the past, it remains a great source of low-carb nutrition. It is a Top Selling snack at many convenience stores, grocery stores, bars, rodeos and much much more.

Nutritional Facts of Jerky

HIGH PROTEIN

It takes approximately 3 ½ pounds of beef to make 1 pound of jerky. With only around 2% fat, 50% protein and only 80 calories per serving, jerky is a healthier snack alternative than chips, cookies, or candy.

LOW FAT

All visible fat is trimmed off the meat before making jerky. It is then marinated, cured and smoked. This process eliminates most remaining fat from within the meat.

LOW CARB

It has been proven that a sensible low-carb diet will help individuals lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight. The low-carb diet is a modern day reality.

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