Owing to its high protein content, iron richness and minimal fat, beef jerky is an extremely healthy and satiable snack food. High in nutrients yet low in fat and carbohydrates, a normal 28g serving portion of beef jerky gives the consumer a solid fix of vitamins A, B12 and C, as well as iron and potassium. A nutrient powerhouse, a typical serving of beef jerky contains 6 grams of protein in the form of lean dried beef.

A fine testament to the lightness, palatability and nutritional value of beef jerky is the fact that it has been part of the formulated diet of astronauts aboard the International Space Station since the 1990s. Many astronauts love beef jerky for its powerful flavour as well as for its health benefits.

It’s important to note that whilst jerky is generally a great healthy snacking option,  it’s vital to double-check the ingredients and processes of the specific brand or product you’re purchasing. Some jerky can be particularly high in sodium or overly processed, making it unhealthy if eaten too often. 

Tuddys is a proud healthy jerky producer, using only the best grass-fed British beef which is cooked in a way that ensures their products are high in all the right nutrients.