Jerky Preparation in a Healthy Manner
It is easy to get something to eat from various retail stores that have ready to eat food items and also the food stores that can be found in most places. One of the delicacy that one is likely to enjoy easily is the jerky whose name is derived to meat that the jerky is meat that is salty and dried and also ready to eat. The preparation of jerky begins with removing all the fat from the meat since fat never dries and then cutting it into thin strips which are then dried. This is a traditional method of jerky preparation where salt is added on the strips to keep off bacteria that may form on the meat and then dry it to remove moisture.
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. Once the meat strips have been marinated, they will be dehydrated, dried or smoked under low temperature heat. There are other manufacturers of jerky that do not use meat strips but they grind the meat into fine particles that are then mixed with the given seasonings and then the meat paste pressed into flat shapes before drying. A correct ratio of protein to moisture content should be maintained when dried to ensure that the jerky can have a long shelf life. Jerky can be prepared from so many different types of meat 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.
One can obtain a ready to eat jerkies such as beef, pork and turkey jerky from various stores including divine bovine jerky. There are various things that one can look out for when purchasing jerky so that one can make a good choice of the one to take. The texture of the jerky can be considered since one may be looking for a specific texture in the jerky such as drier and tougher jerky or tender and soft jerky. Flavor of the jerky is another common thing that most people look out for and can either be sweet, basic, hot or savory flavors.
There are various benefits more so in regard to their health that one can enjoy once they take jerky. One of the benefits that make jerky to be considered a healthy snack is the high protein contents which are determined by the source of the meat and the removal of fat and moisture. Also, one can look for naturally prepared jerky that have no added preservatives such as sodium nitrite that enables one reduce on sodium intake. Other that the health benefits, jerky are quite convenient and can be obtained from the shelf for a quick snack that is highly nutritious.