National Jerky Day
A diet rich in meat has been a benefit to human civilizations for thousands of years. Combining the protein and the additional fats and nutrients in meat, people have the fuel they need for their bodies to grow and heal, and to survive long, cold winters.
People have always had to deal with the fact that meat will eventually go bad, and sometimes quite quickly. National Jerky Day is a celebration of one way people have found a way to preserve meat for long periods. It’s also much more convenient to transport, and it doesn’t lose its delicious flavor.
Jerky is basically what happens when lean meat goes through the process of being soaked in brine (salt water) and then dried under certain conditions.
Many people would be surprised to learn that the Quechua word Ch’arki is the origin of the term “jerky”. Quechua is a South American family that lives in the Andes Mountains. This may have been where the original ideas for making jerky came from.
Making jerky means that bacteria won’t have enough time to grow before the meat is dried properly. This preserves the meat in a delicious and healthy way. Because it dries faster and more efficiently, the meat is usually thinly cut.
There are many other methods to make jerky, other than using thinly sliced meat. It can even be smoked or ground into a paste that can be easily dried. It tastes just as good and is amazing.
National Jerky Day was established to recognize the popularity, history, and nutritional benefits of all types of snacks made with dried meats. This is the perfect opportunity to experiment with a new type of jerky. You might also want to experiment with jerky made of a different type of meat. It can be made of turkey, chicken, pork or beef.
These are some of the best ideas for National Jerky Day. You can also come up with your own creative ideas.
National Jerky Day can be celebrated in a number of ways. The easiest and most convenient is to find delicious jerky, then enjoy it. You can find a local brand or a popular brand of beef, turkey, or any other type of jerky at your local grocery store.
Have you ever wondered why jerky is so popular among travelers? It is a food that can be preserved easily, and meat loses approximately 75% of its original weight in the drying process. It retains all of its nutritional value and flavor. It’s light and portable, yet it packs a big protein punch.
Pack that beef jerky next time you travel. You can also pack it in your lunchbox to take with you to work as a healthy snack.
If you want to celebrate National Jerky Day in style it is highly recommended that you not only buy your favorite jerky type from the store but also to become a chef and create a cookbook on jerky. Get a smoker and dehydrator to get started making your own jerky!
You can create unique flavor combinations and variety, so people will be able to eat your snacks all year. Enjoy the wonderful results of smoking, curing, drying and more!
There are many flavors of jerky, including spicy and delicious orange and pepper varieties. Recent years have seen bacon added to the list of flavors.
These are just a few other crazy Jerky types that you can (and should) try. National Jerky Day is the perfect day to try it!