Perky Jerky products distinguish themselves in that they contain no nitrates, no preservatives, and no added MSG. According to Molly Kimball, RD, sports dietitian with Ochsner’s Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans, “Many [types of jerky] are made with added nitrites, which have been linked to heart disease and certain types of cancer.” She added, “The no-added-nitrites is a selling point.”
Though Perky Jerky jerkies have many nutritional positives, they are a little high in sodium. Perky Jerky’s jerky with the lowest sodium is its Hot and Bothered Jerky (350 mg). However, Kimball noted, “[A high sodium intake] can actually be a benefit for some, particularly athletes who lose large amounts of sweat and need additional sodium.” As a result, for active people, this type of jerky can actually be beneficial.
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