defines a “natural” product as one containing no artificial ingredients or coloring, and one which has undergone minimal processing. No processes may be used that can fundamentally alter a food product; the label must also explain what is meant by a product being natural or organic.
Our grass-fed beef is certified organic, meaning it contains no genetically modified, or GMO, material (includes the Meliora™
brand). There are many healthy attributes to our products:
No sodium nitrate – This is a type of salt added to preserve cured meats. It’s often used with hot dogs and bacon and can kill rodents in high doses. When sodium nitrate leaches into the soil, it can contaminate food supplies. Even the FDA limits how much can be used, but doesn’t know how much is safe to consume. The salt has been linked to limited oxygen circulation and increased cancer risk.
Organic – Under USDA guidelines, there are strict rules to certify a food as “organic.” Livestock is raised on organic pastures. Often grass fed, the animals receive no antibiotics or growth hormones. Our grass-fed beef jerky is, therefore, free of any harmful additives.
Gluten-free – Our Organic Beef Jerky and All Natural Turkey Jerky are gluten-free. Found in grains, the protein gluten is harmful to people with celiac disease. The presence of gluten can damage the lining of the small intestine in those individuals. Some people are also sensitive to gluten and experience abdominal pain, bowel symptoms, headaches, and other symptoms with exposure.
Our all-natural products include:
Benefits of Our Natural Process
In addition to being nitrate- and nitrite-free and hormone-free and containing no MSG and no added preservatives, our products and processes are also healthy for the environment. Cows eat grass in organic pastures and live stress-free and happy. The farms they’re raised on promote good soil and water quality, and measures are taken to prevent contamination.
We are quite conscious about the state of animals, the environment, and our customers, and are the leading source of meats with natural, whole ingredients.
Our continued mission of being the world’s premier meat snack manufacturer continues. Our roots go back to 1968. Shifting to all-natural and organic products and processes has given customers looking for organic, all-natural, gluten-free, and grass-fed meat a place to get the finest in the industry.
The health benefits of grass-fed beef and meat products may include:
- Less fat content consumed
- Consumption of more omega-3 fatty acids
- Linoleic acid—thought to lower risks of heart disease and cancer
- Vitamin E and other antioxidant vitamins
- More B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), and other vitamins
- More calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc
- A more heart-healthy diet overall
Golden Valley Natural Jerky produces organic beef jerky and a range of all-natural jerky products. Learn more about these by browsing our website and FAQs
. To order grass-fed beef jerky and other snacks, add items to our secure shopping cart or call us toll-free at 888-270-7147.