Of course they matter! Who eats plain beef jerky?! Even most “Original” jerky has been flavored. So why does it matter? Well, it matters because based on the flavor you’re eating, you could be completely turning yourself off to jerky forever or finding out how wonderful it is! Obviously, for those who aren’t into spicy foods, Black Pepper and Sweet ‘n Spicy probably won’t be the way to go. But if you like some kick in your snack, beef jerky is definitely the way to go. For those just looking for a good flavor, Original is usually fairly neutral on the spicy-sweet scale. And for those looking for more flavor without too much kick or sweetness, there’s always Teriyaki and BBQ. “Flavor Isn’t the Most Important Thing.” You want a healthy snack too, right? Well, we agree with you. How healthy a snack like beef jerky is makes a huge difference in how you feel. Luckily, beef jerky is very healthy, and if you can find organic beef jerky with no preservatives, that’s about as healthy as it gets. All-natural beef jerky is pretty healthy for you, too. All-natural jerky is made from livestock that is grass-fed free range. […]
The Flavor of the West Are you picky about your beef jerky? You should be! Jerky can be made from all sorts of livestock, with most of it being made for the highest return on investment. Anything from hormones to antibiotics are used on these livestock, not to mention the preservatives and MSG that are then added. Here at Golden Valley Natural, we raise our beef and buffalo on a ranch in their native western stomping grounds. We don’t give them any hormones or antibiotics, and they are free to roam and to feed on the grasses in the mountains of the West. Each head of stock is born and raised here–it is their home. We make our jerky to be all natural and organic. You might ask, “What’s the difference?” The USDA defines “natural” to mean that the meat is raised for human consumption without any artificial ingredients or additives and with minimal processing. “Organic” means that the livestock must be raised on 100% certified organic pasture and must not receive growth hormones or antibiotics. Our most popular jerky is our organic beef. It comes in five classic American flavors: Original, Black Pepper, Teriyaki, Sweet ‘n Spicy, and […]
You may be hungry for a change after seeing these snack stats. Just one serving of these chips has double the calories, 6x the fat, 260% more carbs and 81% less protein than a single serving of Golden Valley Natural Beef Jerky.
Putting together a healthy meal plan with all the right components—low calories and sugar, but tons of protein, fiber and flavor—can be a daunting task. You have planning, shopping, preparing and cooking for six meals each day. (You’re not just eating breakfast, lunch and dinner, right?)
You’ve just finished another grueling workout and it’s time to refuel. Fitness professionals recommend getting 10 to 20 grams of protein within 30 minutes after a workout to promote muscle growth and recovery. So what do you grab—beef jerky or hard boiled eggs?
You may get more than you bargained for when trying to get some extra fiber. Just one of these snack bars has double the calories, 4x the fat, 24 more carbs, 2x the sugar and 81% less protein than a single serving of Golden Valley Natural Beef Jerky.
Beef jerky often gets a bad rap as being junk food full that’s of preservatives and chemicals. Sure, certain gas station-grade jerkies count sodium nitrite, erythorbate and MSG as ingredients. These harmful additives are used to help preserve and flavor dehydrated meat. But not all beef jerky is created equal.