Beef jerky is easily one of the most popular snacks in the United States, as well as in Asia. We have the Asian Americans to thank for driving the popularity of this delicious savory snack in the country.
Beef jerky is so popular that chocolate giant Hershey’s even bought into beef jerky, to add to their portfolio of childhood favorites that even as adults we have a hard time saying no to! When enjoyed moderately, beef jerky offers a range of nutritional benefits (that you can even increase by adding cannabis into the recipe, but more on that later!):
Protein: A one-ounce serving of beef jerky has 9.4g of protein. The recommend daily allowance for adult females is 46g of protein daily, while it’s 56g for men. The protein content in beef jerky is helpful for breaking down and converting into amino acids, which is then used to build tissues and enzymes for overall functioning of your body.
Iron and Zinc: Beef jerky and other meat products are a good source of both iron and zinc, essential minerals that help strengthen the immune system. Iron encourages the production of red blood cells while zinc is necessary to help with wound healing. One serving of beef jerky already contains 1.54mg of iron, and 2.3mg of zinc.
Phosphorus: Occasionally snacking on beef jerky is better than eating junk food. This snack contains phosphorus, which is beneficial for optimum functioning of the kidneys.
Vitamins: Beef jerky has high levels of vitamin B-12, which the human body needs to produce DNA. It also contains other B-vitamins, such as riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and vitamin B-6.
These nutritional benefits make beef jerky a great high-energy snack that can help your muscles recover after an intense workout. However, if you already have blood pressure or heart problems, eat beef jerky sparingly due to its sodium content. There are many other great ways you can enjoy and medicate with weed jerky:
Weed Jerky Recipe
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