Jerky Additives We Do Not Need
When choosing beef jerky products read the label. If the following ingredients are listed, choose another brand that does not contain them. The ingredients do some good and present no problems for most consumers. However, many people have undermining sensitivities to them, some unknowingly. So why risk it? They are not necessary for the beef jerky to be safe and healthy. Minimal processing and ingredients is usually a good rule to go by and Jerky Direct follows this rule.
Sodium Erythorbate – Sodium Erythorbate, a preservative used in meat and poultry products, is a chemical ascorbic acid or vitamin C that prevents color change, preserves flavor and reduces the formation of cancer causing nitrosamines. In general, the product is harmless but those with a sensitivity to the product may suffer anemia, gastrointestinal discomfort leading to dehydration and renal side effects including kidney stones.
Gluten – For many, a gluten free diet is necessary for good health. You find many more products on store shelves advertising themselves as safe for gluten free diets. Since gluten is a grain product, you may be surprised to find it in meat products, like beef jerky. Gluten is high in protein and has excellent binding properties useful in food production. However, it is not a necessary additive to meat products. Those who live gluten free will find excellent beef jerky containing no gluten.
Nitrite – Sodium nitrite, used in the U.S. since 1925, to cure meat because it prevents bacterial growth. Nitrites give meat the red color we have come to associate with ‘fresh”. Without nitrites, meat in the U.S. cannot be labeled “cured”. Nitrites are also naturally occurring in vegetables. So why do so many people fear nitrites in their food? Sometimes, nitrites react with the amino acids in meat while cooking, forming known carcinogens. Nitrites are part of our natural world and sometimes helpful. However, the process of making beef jerky makes it unnecessary to use nitrites for preserving.
Why Jerky Direct Products?
Jerky Direct does not use additives that many other jerky companies use. They believe in healthy jerky products. Organic range feed animals produce a better jerky. A simple taste test will make you a believer in the products. I can also show you a way to get your jerky products at wholesale prices. a small autoship of two bags of jerky comes to less than $15 a month. You also get a marketing site to sell your jerky on. For more information on Jerky Direct visiy my website at Jerky Direct.