Benefits of Jerky
There are various forms of delicacies that one is likely to enjoy from various food stores or from retail stores that have ready to eat food. Jerky which is a ready to eat food item is a common item that one can easily purchase and the name is usually interpreted to mean the meat is salty and also dry. Fat is usually removed from the meat since it does not dry during jerky preparation then cutting the lean meat into thin strips that are to be dried. Before the meat strips are dried, salt is usually applied on them to keep off bacteria that would spoil the meat in the traditional method of jerky preparation.
In the modern world, other than salt being used, the meat strip is usually marinated in a spice rub or liquid that has been seasoned. After margination, the strips can then be dehydrated, dried or smoked under low-temperature heat. Instead of meat strips being used, the lean meat can also be ground into fine meat which are then mixed with the given seasonings and then the meat paste pressed into flat shapes before drying. A long shelf life for jerky can be achieved by ensuring that the ratio of then protein to moisture content is correct. There are various types of meat from different animals that are used in the preparation of jerky including meat from domestic animals such as pork, beef, mutton, and goat, some wild animals’ meat such as deer and kangaroo and other animals such as turkey, salmon, crocodile, camel, ostrich and others.
There are various stores that can have a variety of jerkies such as beef, pork and turkey jerky that one can consume such as the divine bovine jerky. In order to make a good choice of the jerky that one wants to eat, there are various considerations that can be made. Texture of the jerky is considered by those people who have a specification of the texture they need the jerky to be to enjoy the snack and it can either be drier and tougher jerky or tender and soft jerky. One can also look out for the flavors used in the preparation of the jerky which can vary between sweet, basic, hot and savory flavors.
Consuming jerky has a lot of benefits more so in matters relating to one’s health. Jerky is a good source of protein and the protein content is enhanced since the fats and moisture have been removed during preparation and also the source of the lean meat used. Also, one can look for naturally prepared jerky that have no added preservatives such as sodium nitrite that enables one reduce on sodium intake. It is also easy to obtain jerky from various stores easily to eat as a healthy snack.