Jerky

Jerky is meat that has been trimmed of any fat and cut into short, thin strips. It is commonly marinated or otherwise flavored before being dehydrated to remove the moisture and prevent spoilage.

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Who invented jerky?

Beef jerky is thought to have originated in South America during the 1800s. The Quechua tribe, who were ancestors of the ancient Inca empire, produced a meat similar to beef jerky called ch'arki, or charqui. It was made by adding salt to strips of muscle tissue from game animals such as deer, buffalo, and elk, and allowing them to dry in the sun or over fires for extended periods of time. This method of preparation enabled the people to preserve meats during times when it was readily available and eat it when food was scarce. When the Spanish encountered this method of meat preservation, they adopted it and made it available to the rest of the world. It became a staple foodstuff for American cowboys and pioneers. Early explorers built smoke huts and hung cuts of meat over a fire to smoke cure the meat. True jerky was made when the meat was first flavored and then cured. Over the years, people discovered that the meat could be made more palatable by the addition of various spices.

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What part of cow does beef jerky come from?

Any part that is not used for roasts and steaks and would otherwise be ground up for ground beef.

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Is beef jerky chew tobacco?

No. It is dehydrated strips of beef. But there are things such as chicken jerky, deer jerky.

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If making beef jerky do I leave dehydrator vents open or closed?

Open, so the moisture can escape.

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How long does beef jerky last past best by date?

If made correctly and sealed properly, jerky has no expiration date. All the water has been dehydrated from it giving bacteria nothing to survive on. If it is discolored or if it smelled spoiled, then discard it. Some beef jerkies have additional chemicals and solutions added to them after the drying process. The above rule does not apply to them because they are no longer free from bacteria. Do yourself a favor, make your own beef jerky. Its better for you, you get to select the cut of beef and you know what it has in in without all the extra chemicals. If you want to know how, leave me a message on my message board. I will get the recipe to you.

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How do you make a banana and beef jerky sandwich?

Take 2 pieces of bread. Lay them out side by side. Put a banana on one slice and beef jerky on the other and put the two together.

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Is homemade beef jerky healthy?

Yes, very nutritional: high in protein and low in cholesterol.

Also no chemical preservatives like store bought beef jerky has.

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Is beef jerky healthy?

It depends on the brand. If it is full of high fructose corn syrup or hydroginated oils? No. Some flavored brands have higher sugar levels, but if you watch your sugar levels, or, like I do, keep a 'Sugar top' I.E. count sugar levels and don't go over a maximum, it is a very high protein and satisfying food.

So, yes. Contrary to popular belief, beef jerky is healthy. If you're still wary though, go for the turkey jerky. Tastes about the same.

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How much beef jerky is consumed in the US?

2000000 pounds

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How long will beef jerky last?

i think it is really long it really depends on what type of meat is it made of

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What is the shelf life of beef jerky?

If done correctly, beef jerky should contain no water at all. Therefore it has no water molecules for mold or other bacteria to grow. It will last until eaten. Store bought jerky has other oils and additives added so they have a bacteria potential and the life span is the expiration date.

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Are there any pork to flavor Beef Jerky?

Beef jerky is made from a part of the cow that i am unfamiliar with but definitely not pork

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How many people eat beef jerky?

HOW MANY PEOPLE EAT BEEF JERKY?

Well, I know lots of people that LOVE beef jerky.

I have to say three out of five (3 of 5) eat beef jerky.

Meaning 60% of people do.

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How long has beef jerky been around?

Meat dried by various methods in order to make it last without going bad has been around since long before recorded history.

Raw meat of all kinds would have been dried to keep it edible for longer periods before people learned to cook food.

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How much do Beef Jerky cost?

99 cents a strip at most convenience stores.

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Does beef jerky give you worms?

Not if created in a safe environment and treated properly. If not, any food can.

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When was beef jerky invented?

Beef jerky or some form of dried meat has been around for centuries. Before the new food preservations methods drying meat was one of the few means to keep meat. Columbus had dried beef on his ships, and centuries before it was eaten by other cultures and people.

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Can you eat beef jerky while pregnant?

yes you can

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Can you freeze homemade beef jerky?

yes

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What cut of beef is beef jerky made from?

many different cuts

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How much water does beef jerky contain?

If done correctly, none. In order for it to be "jerky" it has to be water free or without moisture. This keeps bacteria from being able to form and reproduce. Certain store brands of beef jerky have additives and oils that can make the product have a "best used by" date. These can be harmful as they can have bacteria form on them and eating them after that date can make one sick. The best way to make beef jerky is to make your own. Its cheaper and much healthier. You are not going to find levels of 0% water in any food, though it can get close. Freeze dried or vacuum dried foods are the closest to zero. See Related Links. Even our cat's dry food is ~10% moisture.

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How much does beef jerky cost?

Well If You Mean slim Jim then ok i don't know exactly wat yuh mean by beef jerky but if you mean slim Jim then yea slim Jim cost 30 cents.

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Can you make any meat jerky if you do not have a dehydrater if so how?

You can make jerky in your oven. For instructions see:

http://robin-rogers1.tripod.com/

Look under Beef & Veal>Oven Beef Jerky. There's a delicious marinade for jerky under Marinades & Gravies>Jerky Marinade. You can use these recipes for venison also.

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What happens if dog eats oxygen absorber in beef jerky?

If your dog does eat the oxygen absorber the dog should be perfectly fine. They actually put oxygen absorber in healthy dog treats. Oxygen absorber is actually not toxic to humans or dogs, the only reason they put "DO NOT EAT" on the package is because they do not want you to put it as seasoning on the food. Just to make sure, if your dog does eat the oxygen absorber your dog will be fine.

Hope this helps...

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When was jack links beef jerky made?

1982

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