Jerky is a type of food that is made by drying meat and is celebrated on June 12 in honor of this delicious protein snack. There are many different types of jerky. The most common type is beef jerky, but there are also turkey jerky, lamb jerky, salmon jerky, and venison jerky. Each type has a different flavor and texture.
Beef jerky is the most popular type of jerky. It is made from lean, trimmed beef that is cut into strips and then dried. Beef jerky has a chewy texture and a slightly sweet flavor.
Turkey jerky is made from lean, trimmed turkey breast that is cut into strips and then dried. Turkey jerky has a slightly chewy texture and a mild flavor.
Lamb jerky is made from lean, trimmed lamb that is cut into strips and then dried. Lamb jerky has a chewy texture and a slightly gamey flavor.
Salmon jerky is made from Lean, trimmed salmon that is cut into strips and then dried. Salmon jerky has a slightly chewy texture and a mild, fishy flavor.
Venison jerky is made from Lean, trimmed venison that is cut into strips and then dried. Venison jerky has a slightly chewy texture and a slightly gamey flavor.
All About Beef Jerky
Beef jerky has a long history, and is believed to have originated in South America. It is a popular snack food, and is often eaten on the go.
There are many different types of beef jerky, and it can be made using a variety of methods. The most common method is to dry the meat in the sun, but it can also be dried using a dehydrator or an oven.
Beef jerky is usually made from lean cuts of beef, such as flank steak or round steak. The meat is trimmed of fat and cut into strips. It is then marinated in a mixture of spices and seasonings, such as salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. After the beef has been marinated, it is placed on racks and dried. The drying process can take several hours, depending on the temperature and humidity. Once the beef jerky is dry, it is typically stored in an airtight container.
If you are looking for a healthy snack, beef jerky is a good option. It is low in calories and fat, and is a good source of protein. Beef jerky is also a good source of iron and other minerals.
Ways to Celebrate Jerky Day
Make your own Jerky
Try different types of beef jerky
Find other kinds of jerky and try all the various meat options
Celebrate with friends and family and enjoy Jerky Day!