National Jerky Day

Meat lovers rejoice, it’s National Jerky Day! This holiday was founded in 2012 with the help of a popular beef jerky company. National Jerky Day celebrates one of the most inventive and delicious ways to preserve meat—by curing and drying it. People have been preserving their meat for centuries, long before refrigerators were a household staple.

Jerky can be created with so many types of meats by following simple steps of cutting into strips, dehydrating, and then curing, which makes it versatile for many applications. Drying meat not only preserves and reduces its size, but more importantly, becomes an ideal on-the-go snack! Beef jerky is a good source of protein, provides vitamins and minerals, and has a lower fat content, making it perfect for those on a Keto or other low-carb diet. Astronauts in the 1990s even chose to take it to space!

While some people find a favorite flavor of jerky and stick with it, others like to experiment with different flavors. A.C. Legg, Inc., offers multiple options for the jerky connoisseur to try. Our Jerky Seasoning, Blend 131, is a blend of spices that enhances the natural flavor of the meat. We also have Blend 133, Peppered Jerky, which has just the right amount of black pepper. Cajun Style, Blend 132, contains red, black, and white pepper for a spicy Cajun flavor. We offer both a Teriyaki, Blend 134, and Hot Teriyaki, Blend 135, for those who prefer a sweet and tangy profile. Finally, our Jalapeno Jerky Seasoning, Blend 187, is perfect for those wanting a bit of heat added to their traditional jerky flavor.

You can find all of A.C. Legg’s jerky flavors on our Distributor Page through our website. What is your favorite jerky flavor?

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