Plant based jerkies versus beef jerkies, which is the healthier choice?
Plant-based jerkies are considered a healthier choice compared to beef jerkies for a few reasons:
Lower in saturated fat: Plant-based jerkies are lower in saturated fat compared to beef jerkies. Saturated fat has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
No cholesterol: Plant-based jerkies are also cholesterol-free, while beef jerkies contain cholesterol which is bad for your heart.
Higher in fiber: Our plant-based jerkies are made from ingredients like soy and wheat gluten which are naturally high in fiber. Fiber is important for good digestive health and can help reduce the risk of certain diseases.
No nitrates or nitrites: Many beef jerkies contain nitrates or nitrites, which are preservatives that have been linked to an increased risk of cancer. WE do not add such additives in the production of our plant-based jerkies which are made from our high quality Non-GMO soya TVP.
Lower risk of foodborne illness: Plant-based jerkies are less likely to be contaminated with harmful bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Beef jerkies have been known to be contaminated with salmonella, E. coli, and other bacteria.
No antibiotics or hormones: Plant-based jerkies are free from antibiotics and hormones that are often given to livestock to promote growth and prevent disease.
Environmentally sustainable: Plant-based jerkies have a smaller carbon footprint compared to beef jerkies. Beef production requires large amounts of water, land, and other resources, and contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.
Ethical considerations: Some people choose plant-based jerkies over beef jerkies for ethical reasons, as the beef industry has been criticized for its treatment of animals.
That being said, it's important to note that not all plant-based jerkies are created equal. Some brands may still be high in sodium or added sugars, so it's important to read the nutrition label and ingredient list carefully before you make a purchase. While plant-based jerkies can be a healthy snack option, they should not be relied on as a major source of protein. It is important to consume a variety of protein sources as part of a daily balanced diet.