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Fitness and Training => General Fitness => Diet => Topic started by: Rickety on September 18, 2006, 08:15:31 AM

Title: Jerky
Post by: Rickety on September 18, 2006, 08:15:31 AM
As one of the easy, lazy ways (although kinda pricey) to up my protein consumption, I've started eating a lot of jerky. I'm curious what diet-aware people think about this. It's clearly too salty, and I'm trying to cut back on salt in other areas (getting low-salt or no-salt nuts, particularly). Otherwise, the only obvious drawbacks to me are the price and it gets stuck in my teeth, so I need to be extra attentive to flossing.
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: colin jensen on September 23, 2006, 02:26:58 PM
you can buy a dehydrator at walmart for about 20 dollars. then you just buy some meat any type works. and dehydrate it for about 5 hours. then eat it. in the long run it costs wayyyyyy less. thats what i do.
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: Rickety on September 23, 2006, 07:05:02 PM
Nice idea! For the moment, the lazy  wins over the cost for me. But that's bound to change at some point. We used to dehydrate fruits a lot, and never tried meat because we didn't want to mix the fruit & meat in the dehydrator.

Anyway, I foolishly hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: colin jensen on September 24, 2006, 10:21:25 AM
no problem. ive been doin it for years. (since i was like 8.)
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: pointman323 on September 24, 2006, 05:05:43 PM
in the long run? try 5 bags
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: colin jensen on September 25, 2006, 12:28:02 PM
thats true. that stuff is getting preety ridicouls. my uncle makes moose jerky becuase he owns a moos farm. it tastes preety good actually.
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: Rickety on September 25, 2006, 12:50:34 PM
Dang, I guess this is getting off-topic, but I didn't know people had moose farms! I've certainly seen buffalo meat (sausages, particularly) in stores, but never moose meat. Is that a serious specialty item? What's the market for it?
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: colin jensen on September 25, 2006, 05:43:39 PM
i have no idea. ive actually only talked to him like 4 times in my life so i dont know alot about it. i guess he owns over 50 moose. hes a preety cool guy. ill ask him next time i talk to him. (maybe a looooooooong time from now though.)
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: Nick on September 26, 2006, 08:38:40 AM
ive started eating ostrich (sp?) jerky since I moved, I think there are some stores in the US that carry it, its fantastic and I think its cheap.
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: Sat Santokh on September 28, 2006, 08:01:04 PM
Wow you eat bird-jerky.  Didn't know that existed. :o :o :o
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: Extimes on September 30, 2006, 06:08:37 PM
There's a few places at the market near me that have chicken, salmon and pork jerky.  The chicken was awesome, the just marinade it with some paprika and Joe's hot sauce.
Title: Re: Jerky
Post by: Sat Santokh on October 01, 2006, 02:14:32 PM
I meant ostrich jerky. :-\