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Turkey Jerky

The Low Carb Snack Craze

With the low carb craze sweeping the nation, turkey jerky is becoming very a popular snack. One of the main reasons is that turkey jerky is a healthy source of protein.

There is less fat in turkey jerky than in beef jerky, making turkey jerky a healthier alternative to beef; and beef jerky itself is already touted as a healthy snack. Turkey jerky, being made from lean turkey is a favorite choice for those looking for a healthy, low-fat and low carb snack. This is good news to the legions of people that follow a low carb diet. Also, many people that are conscious about their health prefer marinating and then smoking their own meat because it affords them the knowledge of exactly what they are consuming.

If you are looking for a healthy and suitable snack to take anywhere, turkey jerky is it. It’s especially great for camping and hiking as it is compact, gives needed nutrients, tastes great, and does not go bad. Many people that backpack carry turkey jerky just for these reasons. It is also light and easy to carry. It is often put in vacuum preserved packaging to pack in the freshness so no matter how long you carry the turkey jerky, it stays fresh.

Americans love their jerky and turkey jerky is a healthy version of this ancient snack. The snack has roots to American history. Jerky was a staple for Native Americans who used elk, deer, and buffalo meat to make jerky and added salt to them before drying it out or placing the meat over the fire. Pioneers used jerky as a food source to the long track into the west and the great American Cowboy packed jerky on the range. Turkey jerky is the modern version of jerky for the Modern American who wants a low carb, low fat diet.

With more people being wary of what they’re eating and at the same time looking for low cost healthy foods, turkey jerky is seeing a surge in popularity. It’s a great snack for adults and kids alike and everyone has to admit that eating a stick of turkey jerky is much better for you and better tasting than a high fat treat.