Jerky has “Come a Long Way Baby!”
Jerky history on planet earth goes way, way back in time and we have numerous cultures to thank for bringing it forward to today.
There is evidence that jerky was eaten in ancient Egypt. We know for sure that it was popular among South American civilizations and North American Indians. Spanish conquistadors and settlers alike turned dried meat into a staple they called “charque.” Europeans in the New World made the discovery and soon it entered the diet of pioneers, cowboys and miners alike. “Charque” became “Jerky” in the English language.
Jerky Fits Perfectly with Many Lifestyles!
The first types of jerky in the US were likely venison jerky, buffalo jerky, and Turkey Jerky. Native Americans and settlers all found this food that is easily made, it travelled well and had a long “shelf life.” Native Americans made jerky when game was plentiful and stored it for lean times. A good stash of jerky was vital for a tribe or pioneering family to survive a long and difficult winter.
Jerky was a perfect fit for the nomadic lifestyles of the Native Americans and long distance travelers across unfriendly western landscape. That’s because this healthy, protein-rich food fit nicely into a cowboy’s saddle bag, a hunter’s belt or a farmer’s pocket.
Just like these ancestors, Beef Jerky as well as many other Exotic Jerky favorites perfectly match American lifestyles of today, be they active, sedentary, recreational or office bound. Beef Jerky remains the most popular flavor where it can be the right snack or energy treat in a golfer’s bag, a woman’s purse, a hikers backpack, or an office worker’s desk drawer.
Today, Exotic Jerky Remains a Practical and Tasty Choice
Even today, Turkey Jerky is a popular choice for those who’ve reduced or removed red meat from their diet. Alligator, ostrich and fish jerky are three lower calorie treats that all provide high levels of protein. Whether you prefer the early staples of the west like buffalo, deer and elk jerky, or the more exotic jerky flavors of Wild Boar or Yak Jerky, these interesting varieties are widely available to you today.
Considering the strange weather anomalies and environmental emergencies that have occurred in so many areas of the United States in the past few years, what could be smarter than putting away a nice-sized quantity of Jerky for unexpected times? It could fit so easily into a California earthquake kit, a tornado shelter in the Midwest or a Hurricane escape bag in the south. Jerky in a vacuumed sealed package will maintain its freshness and its edibility for many years into the future. A few ounces of Jerky could go a long way toward sustaining life during an unforeseen event.
Why Else Would a Person What to Eat Jerky?
How about enjoying some Jerky today because it tastes pretty darn good when it’s made right!
We make jerky right. Our jerky is made natural-style with no MSG and no nitrates. It’s made with lots of professional care and all standards set by the U.S. government are met or exceeded. Our Colorado-made Mountain America gourmet product definitely ranks among the best Beef Jerky in the land.
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