Advertisements

NATIONAL JERKY DAY – June 12

National Jerky Day - June 12

NATIONAL JERKY DAY

National Jerky Day is observed annually on June 12th.  National Jerky Day was created to celebrate the rich history, immense popularity and nutritional benefits of dried meat snacks.

“In many ways, jerky is an ideal snack. Naturally packed with protein, jerky will keep you satiated between meals; but since it’s low in fat, calories and carbs, it won’t sabotage a healthy diet,” said Jeff LeFever, director of marketing for Jack Link’s® Beef Jerky, the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand.

This nutrient-dense meat has been made lightweight by drying.  A pound of meat or poultry will weigh only about four ounces once it is made into jerky and it can be stored for months without refrigeration because most of the moisture has been removed.  Salt is added to the meat, before it is dried, to prevent bacteria from developing.

“Jerky” is a word derived  from the Spanish word charqui, which came from the Quechua (a Native South American language) word ch’arki, which means to burn (meat).

Traditional jerky is readily available in nearly every convenience store, gas station, supermarket, and variety shop in the United States.

Due to it’s light weight and high level of nutrition, since 1996, jerky has been selected by astronauts as space food several times for space flights. 

NATIONAL JERKY DAY HISTORY

National Jerky Day, an “unofficial” National holiday was created by Jack Link’s Beef Jerky in 2012.

Advertisements

2 Responses to “NATIONAL JERKY DAY – June 12”

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. National Jerky Day | Courageous Christian Father - June 12, 2015

    […] National Jerky Day, an “unofficial” National holiday was created by Jack Link’s Beef Jerky in 2012. (According to National Day Calendar | Beef Jerky Day) […]

  2. June 11th – National Making Life Beautiful Day | One Day At A Time - June 11, 2015

    […] National Jerky Day […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: