The Benefits of Eating Beef Jerky - USMEF Europe US Beef


The Benefits of Eating Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is a protein-rich food, without sugars and a great source of minerals. It is perfect for a snack among others things, to eat after exercising or as an appetizer, and it is delicious! Do you know the benefits of consuming it?

The Consumption of Beef Jerky and Its Benefits

Jerky is a food that keeps for a long time and gives a lot of energy, which is why sailors and cowboys often consumed it. They are basically strips of marinated and dehydrated meat and offer all the proteins and minerals of meat in a delicious snack that you can take anywhere.

Meat is the most direct source of natural fats that we need and jerky, although we buy it prepared, maintains all its benefits and vitamins. Its fat content is also very low, with the average percentage being 5.64 grams per 100 grams. Within this fat we find above all the same fatty acid as that of olive oil, which is heart-healthy. Even so, and as we always say, all products must be consumed in the recommended daily portions, even if their nutritional values are low and recommended.

Here are some advantages of eating beef jerky:

  • Great satiating power.
  • Reinforcement of the immune system.
  • High percentage of essential amino acids.
  • Long-term energy supply.
  • Healthy snack between meals.
  • Does not contain gluten.

How to Consume Beef Jerky

The smoky flavor of beef jerky gives it a special character. In addition to the quality of the meat, the smoking process is what gives this product a different touch. And, above all, if this point of preparation is done with oak or holm oak firewood, it will give the beef beef jerky some very special nuances.

Jerky is a versatile product that you can consume as a snack, but you can also use it to prepare more complex recipes: you can turn it into an appetizer by cutting it into thin slices, with extra virgin olive oil and garlic on top; It can also be a delicious starter if it is combined, for example, jerky with foie gras and apple jam. Another use could be in salads, substituting the pieces of beef steak for jerky, which also gives it a crunchy touch. Reimagine recipes like Beef and Grilled Pear Salad or Tarragon and Mustard Beef Salad with beef jerky.