Is Beef Jerky High in Sodium?
Traditionally, jerky always used to be very high in sodium, and you can still find some brands that are incredibly high. It was because the main ingredient of any jerky marinade has been soy sauce which is extremely high in sodium. Some of the traditional brands such as Kikkoman Soy Sauce are as high as 930 mg of Sodium per tablespoon. Tamari Sauce is sometimes even higher in sodium levels, so think again and read the label, whatever your choices are.
The average American eats about 3,400 mg of sodium a day. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mgs.) a day and an ideal limit of less than 1,500 mg per day for most adults, especially for those with high blood pressure. One teaspoon of salt contains 2300 mg of Sodium.
Jeff’s Famous has seven flavors of beef jerky and one flavor of turkey jerky that are under 200 mg/oz. of Sodium. Since so many people who watch sodium levels also watch sugar levels, we are including that too.
|Jeff’s Famous Beef Jerky||Sodium/oz.||Sugar/oz.|
|Old Fashioned Original||80 mg.||1 gram|
|Jalapeno Carne Asada||80 mg.||1 gram|
|Sweet & Smokin’ BBQ||90 mg.||7 grams|
|Smoked Paprika||115 mg.||1 gram|
|Jamaican Jerk||160 mg.||2 grams|
|Habanero Heatwave||180 mg.||4 grams|
|Carolina Reaper||115 mg.||3 grams|
|Jeff’s Famous Turkey Jerky|
|Thai Satay||140 mg.||1 gram|
Other Jerky Brands: These statistics were gathered online 2/23/20.
|Krave Jerky Beef Jerky||Sodium/oz.||Sugar/oz.|
|Garlic Chili Pepper||400 mg.||10 grams|
|Sweet Chipotle||350 mg.||11 grams|
|Chili Lime||380 mg.||11 grams|
|Cracked Peppercorn||370 mg.||9 grams|
|Sea Salt Original||340 mg.||10 grams|
|Country Archer Beef Jerky|
|Original||410 mg.||5 grams|
|Sweet Jalapeno||360 mg.||8 grams|
|Teriyaki||300 mg.||10 grams|
|Mango Habanero||160 mg.||8 grams|
|Hatch Chili||360 mg.||8 grams|
|Crushed Red Pepper||300 mg.||8 grams|
|Sriracha||310 mg.||8 grams|
|Country Archer Turkey Jerky|
|Hickory Smoke||420 mg.||5 grams|
|Honey Chipotle||440 mg.||8 grams|
|Jack Links Beef Jerky|
|Original||590 mg.||4 grams|
|Teriyaki||480 mg.||5 grams|
|Peppered||440 mg.||6 grams|
|Hickory Smoked||490 mg.||5 grams|
|Sweet & Hot||390 mg.||7 grams|
|Jack Links Turkey Jerky|
|Original||490 mg.||4 grams|