Traditional beef jerky tends to have very high levels of sodium – approximately 22% of your daily allowance on average. In addition, some manufacturers can add excessive levels of sugar to the jerky during the production process. Whilst the addition of these ingredients in moderation are generally beneficial to the jerky and okay to eat, if they’re consumed excessively, they can be unhealthy. Luckily for all the jerky lovers out there, there are a number of healthy jerky brands on the market, offering lower levels of sodium, alongside high levels of protein, iron, vitamins A, B-12, and C, alongside zinc.