For those who regularly set foot on camping trips, hikes, or are just looking for that extra snack to bring to the office; jerky has long been the protein-dense standby.
As the world continuously changes, and the conception of plant-based food continues to develop, beef, turkey, and bacon are no longer the only option we offer here at Jeffs.
In today’s world, there are more and more people turning vegan, and vegetarian, than ever before. They’re all looking to skip out on meat for their health, amongst many other reasons.
We at Jeff’s Famous never just stay in one place. As the year’s pass, we grow, and we believe that the delicious flavors we offer should cater to everybody.
With this in mind, we want to fill you in on everything you need to know about vegan jerky, including all of the tremendous flavor benefits it provides.
What Is Vegan Jerky Made Of?
While just some brands use dried fruit and form them into jerky shapes, most vegan jerky brands are created with textured soy protein, or wheat gluten. They dehydrate and combine them with spices like pepper, garlic, oils, sugar, salt or soy sauce, smoke flavor, and preservatives like dairy-free lactic and citric acids.
The main ingredients in the vegan jerky we sell at Jeff’s Famous are Portabella Mushrooms, Tamari Soy Sauce, Salt, and Sugar. There are a wide range of other ingredients used; however, they vary depending on the chosen flavor.
What Does Vegan Jerky Taste Like?
Believe it or not, many people often say that vegan jerky tastes exceptionally similar to the real thing. Since most vegan jerky uses salt and sugar flavorings, and seitan or soy protein; dehydrated to produce a similar, chewy texture, the herbs and spices can be somewhat comparable to the actual flavor.
Let’s take a closer look at the vegan jerky flavors Jeff has on offer.
Portabella Vegan Mushroom Jerky – Smokehouse Bacon
Ever heard of the phrase “bring home the bacon”? Well, now you can bring home the vegan bacon. Our newest irresistibly bacony (and totally addictive) portabella mushroom jerky is the thing that’s ‘in’ right now.
Its slightly smoky, cooked bacon aroma, along with the super satisfying umami-bite of the ‘real thing,’ provides you with pleasure and joy, without any of the guilt.
Both herbivores and carnivores alike can finally rejoice because this bacon snack is deliciously meaty, just without the meat. It’s ‘mushroom meaty’ actually, and it’s pure bacon bliss!
Hot & Spicy Cajun Style Vegan Jerky
The pandemic may have stopped travel, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your tastebuds on the ultimate getaway!
The Hot & Spicy Cajun Style vegan jerky should be the first stop on your list. Treat them to a tour of the delicious, distinctive, and iconic cuisine inspired by true Louisiana.
With a perfectly melded mosaic of flavors like savory, robust, peppery, zesty, and that world-famous kick of spicy heat, we promise that you’re just a bite away from an unforgettable flavor journey!
Roasted Garlic & Black Pepper Portabella Vegan Mushroom Jerky
Unleash your taste buds to the rich and aromatic blend of genuine roasted garlic, with the perfectly seasoned bite of pure ground black pepper. Combine this with the ultra-umami taste of Portabella mushrooms, and you’ll be blessed with mushroom vegan jerky that boasts mouthwatering flavor.
Sesame Ginger & Korean Chili Vegan Jerky
Savory, sweet, spicy, and slightly smoky – every flavor that makes up the incredible taste of our Sesame Ginger vegan jerky. With a slight hint of ginger, natural sesame seeds, and some red Gochugaru chilis for that extra little kick, you’re sure to get addicted to this delicious vegan jerky option.
Is Vegan Jerky Healthy?
Since most jerky varieties are cholesterol-free, they can be considered healthy. They don’t contain heterocyclic amines, which are the compounds that can cause cancer. This makes this un-beefy goodness perfect to consume as much as you want.
Mushroom jerky can be especially beneficial to your health through all the health benefits portabella mushrooms provide.
Just some of them are:
- Antioxidants and Natural Anti-Inflammatories
- Excellent source of B vitamins
- Low in carbs but provides some fiber
- Provides copper and selenium
- Beta-glucan can improve heart health
Jeff’s Famous Vegan Jerky
Our portabella mushroom jerky will make you fall in love with mushrooms in a whole new way. With all of the incredible flavors we have on offer, you’re only an order away from a healthy and refreshing snack – which is also 100% delicious.
All of the vegan jerky we have on offer has been specifically created to mimic real meat’s texture and appearance, but uses all-natural plant-based ingredients.
The unique recipe used in the flavors outlined above provides a textural experience, unlike any other meatless/vegan snacks, and allows for limitless flavor options. These delicious snacks also come with nutritional benefits like a good source of protein per bag, and no added sugar.
If you’re interested in healthy, vegan, or vegetarian high protein and low sugar snacks, Jeff’s, as always, has got you covered. Buy a bag (or two) today to taste it yourself! And even if Vegan Jerky is not your preference, these mushroom jerky options are GREAT to us as an ingredient to give your dish some extra flavor.