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Sodium Free Beef Jerky

Weighed in this morning at 178 pounds, down two from yesterday.

Limited myself to 5.13 ounces of jerky that day. Two cans of Diet Coke was all that I drank. So, I think some of that weight loss was just losing excess water.

I think jerky manufacturers ought to come up sodium free jerky. Looking at my website stats, I see that people continue to search Google for it. As far as I can tell, such a product doesn't exist.

Obviously, meat contains sodium naturally. So I think what people want is "no sodium added" jerky. How would you go about making it? I think by definition, jerky has to have salt, or else it wouldn't cure, and it wouldn't remain shelf-stable. It would have to be sold in the refrigerated section, and eaten immediately.

I'm not a food scientist, so I don't really know how to go about preserving meat.

Sounds like there are people with specific health needs who still want to eat beef jerky. But if you're going to eliminate sodium, then you'll probably have to accept some other chemical or nutrient that threatens your health in some other way. There's give and take in everything.

Stuff like this makes me want to go back through my beef jerky review blog, and re-tag all the articles in terms of sodium levels, like "high sodium", "medium sodium", and "low sodium". I've also thought about "hot", "medium-hot", "medium", etc...


October 16, 2009 at 2:00 AM Anonymous said...

jerky does not need salt added if it's dried out properly..

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