Create Your Own Low Sodium Jerky Gift Pack. Each bag is 2.5 oz except Turkey Jerky, 2.7 oz. Choose from these 6 low sodium jerky flavors that are packed with flavor:
- Old Fashioned Original (2.5 oz.) (80 mg Sodium/oz)
- Jalapeno Carne Asada (2.5 oz.) (80 mg Sodium/oz)
- Smoked Paprika Steak Tapas (2.5 oz.) (115 mg Sodium/oz)
- Sweet & Smokin’ BBQ (2.5 oz.) (90 mg Sodium/oz
- Jamaican Jerk (2.5 oz.) 160 mg Sodium/oz
What is the Big Deal with Sodium in Your Foods?
The body only requires a small amount of sodium in the diet to control blood pressure and blood volume. Most people consume many times the amount of sodium needed. People with common medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems and kidney disease can benefit from a diet that is lower in sodium.
The average American consumes 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.
Reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure in people with high and borderline high blood pressure. Reducing sodium intake can also help to prevent the collection of fluid in the lower legs and abdomen.
Is Beef Jerky High in Sodium?
Traditionally, high sodium beef jerky was the norm, and even today you can still find some brands that are incredibly higher than they should be in sodium. This used to be the case 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.
Jeff’s Famous Jerky has 9 popular flavors of jerky that are very low in sodium. READ MORE HERE.