Best grass fed grass finished beef jerky: If you didn’t know, the word “jerky” comes from the Quechuan language of people indigenous to the Andes Mountains. It’s an Anglicization of their term for dried meat, ch’arki. Ch’arki was traditionally made from llama meat, which I gather makes one fine jerky, though regrettably, I’ve not sampled it yet. The keyword there being ‘yet’. If you don’t like jerky, permit me to posit the possibility that you simply haven’t tried the right brand yet. There are many cheap jerkies cluttering grocery store checkout aisles and gas station countertops, and these inferior meatstuffs can indeed leave a bad taste in the mouth, literally and metaphorically (not to mention the various chemicals and additives they use, which may or may not end up harming you in the long run).
All of the tested products are loaded with sodium. 7 Select Original jerky, for instance, has 600 milligrams per serving. If you were to eat the contents of a 3-ounce bag (that’s not a lot), you’d consume more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium, the American Heart Association’s suggested daily limit. All of the meat sticks and some of the jerkies contain preservatives, including nitrites. The jerkies from Oh Boy Oberto, Pacific Gold (Costco), Trader Joe’s, and 365 Everyday Value Organic (Whole Foods) lack those additives.
Deep, meaty, peppered flavor with layers of sweet and spicy. What Makes Our Beef Jerky The Best: USA Grass Fed Grass Finished Beef, Whole Muscle Cuts, Lean Protein, Gluten Free, Natural Ingredients, No Preservatives, Made in Small Batches, Travel Friendly. Ingredients: Grass-fed and grass-finished beef, water, sugar, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder. See more details at best peppered beef jerky.
Even more impressive is the fact that a celebrity chef comes up with the recipe for each distinct Think Jerky flavor. The genius behind the Think Jerky – Sweet Chipotle, Beef Jerky is Chef Matt Troost. For those who are not familiar, he is kind of a big deal. Chef Troost has a number of accolades to his name, not only is he a repeat BaconFest winner, but he is also an avid believer in farm to table cooking. All this and more is brought to the table with this tasty chipotle beef jerky. Here, he makes use of a blend of flavors that may seem simple on the surface but deliver a depth like no other. At the forefront is a sweetness that can be credited to the use of actual raspberries.
Turns out, athletes have great taste, and we can thank them for Peppered, Korean BBQ, and Buffalo. Each flavor is still prepared in small batches, with only the purest unprocessed ingredients to maintain our high standards when it comes to flavor and nutritional goodness. We hope you’ll try them all. And if you have suggestions for new flavors, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Find extra information at Beef Jerky Company.