Sodium Nitrite – is it really as bad for me??

Sodium Nitrite – is it really as bad for me??

Sodium Nitrite is probably one of the most mis-understood ingredients in food processing today. Lucky Brand Jerky produces “All Natural” Jerky by USDA definition, with the exception of 2 sku’s – Patriot Jerky and Survivor Jerky which use traditional sodium...
Maximizing Jerky Shelf Life

Maximizing Jerky Shelf Life

Why does beef jerky exist? Why does any dried or dehydrated product exist? There are a couple reasons, but the main one is to increase the amount of time that product is still able to be consumed safely. It seems like a lot of people equate products like jerky or...
Rolling your own

Rolling your own

Lots of people make their own jerky…but there are a lot of folks who are scared of making jerky.  We’re going to dive into this topic to dispel some of the myths about cure, proper cooking (heat treating) and seasoning. Making a batch of jerky is easier than making a...
History of Jerky

History of Jerky

For the last one hundred years or so Americans have been really spoiled when it comes to food preservation.  Home refrigeration hit the market in 1913 and dramatically changed the way that we store food.   Even though there have been lots of recent growth in the...